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       ksshaskpass - prompts a user for a passphrase using KDE




       kshaskpass  is  a KDE-based passphrase dialog for use with OpenSSH.  It
       is intended to be called by the  ssh-add(1)  program  and  not  invoked
       directly.   It  allows  ssh-add(1)  to obtain a passphrase from a user,
       even if not connected to a terminal (assuming  that  an  X  display  is
       available).   This  happens  automatically in the case where ssh-add is
       invoked from one's ~/.xsession or as one of the KDE  startup  programs,
       for example.

       In  order  to be called automatically by ssh-add, ksshaskpass should be
       installed as /usr/bin/ssh-askpass.


       This manual page was written by Armin Berres  <>.
       It   was   based   on   that  for  gnome-ssh-askpass  by  Colin  Watson