# Configure Git to use Plink

I just had this problem (with a newer version of Git, 1.7.9). I used the answer from VonC, but only a couple of steps were needed:

1. Set the environment variable GIT_SSH to the location of plink.exe
2. Run pageant.exe and load your private key

On 64 bit Windows, the default location for plink is C:\Program Files (x86)\GitExtensions\PuTTY\plink.exe The spaces in the path no longer seem to be a problem.

This is an old question, and I just have the same problem, just to be sure I will write down the solution that worked for me.

• The msysgit installer didn't show the screen that allows to select between the openssh client and the Tortoise (plink)

• The solution is to install Putty (or Tortoise Plink I guess), create and save at least one session, just installing Putty didn't work, the session must be created, the installer does some weird check about that.

• When you run the Git installer again, the screen should appear.

posted @ 2021-10-27 14:13  ChuckLu  阅读(13)  评论(0编辑  收藏  举报