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Make scp autocomplete server names and file/folders names on Ubuntu 16.04

I was struggling to make scp auto-complete servers names but also complete local files names under Ubuntu bash.

For some strange reason, out of the box solutions just didn't work, I could make the server completion work or the local files completion work but not both.
And I'm not even talking about remote file names over SSH, just local file names.

Installing auto-complete on Ubuntu if not already there:

Replace /etc/bash_completion.d/ssh with the following content:

ssh()          {          local cur prev opts          COMPREPLY=()          cur="${COMP_WORDS[COMP_CWORD]}" prev="${COMP_WORDS[COMP_CWORD-1]}"          opts=$(grep '^Host' ~/.ssh/config | grep -v '[?*]' | cut -d ' ' -f 2-)          _longopt
         RESULT="$COMPREPLY $opts"          COMPREPLY=( $(compgen -W "$RESULT" -- ${cur}) )          if [[ "$cur" == -…

Making pageant load keys and passwords from command line.

I have tried looking all over the place for a solution to load pageant.exe that will load my private keys using their passwords in an automated way and could not find one.

Pageant by default knows how to read keys passed as parameters via command line but does not know how to receive the associated passwords belong to them.

Therefore, I had created a patched version that knows how to handle the above.


pageant.exe -p file1_password file1.ppk -p file2__password file2.ppk

Link to download the patched pageant:


Hope that helps.