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IntelliJ+CVS+SSH

M.K.A. Monster
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Hi everyone,
I'm using IntelliJ. And I am using the CVS function for the first time. The thing I have to do is to check out a module. I did this on the commandline:

This is what's happening, I start CVS (It uses SSH because I set the CVS_RSH to the SSH-Client), it asks for my password. I enter that and it updates the module.
I try the same thing in IntelliJ, I just have trouble that I cannot fill in the password. In one of their manuals it says you will get a window where you will have to fill in your password. I never get that. I have also tried 'RESET Passwords' in IntelliJ but that doesn't help either.
The program versions:
IntelliJ 3.0.5 (www.intellij.com)
CVS 1.11.5 (www.cvshome.org)
SSH (www.cygwin.com)
I think I might have to use an other SSH client, but I don't know how to get for example Plink (from putty) to work. Can anyone help me with this problem?
Yours,
Mark Monster
[edit]It was Plink and not Tlink [/edit]
[ September 04, 2003: Message edited by: M.K.A. Monster ]
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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The password prompt will show up in the console window where you started IDEA (of course, if you started it by double-clicking on an icon, you're out of luck!)
What you can do (what I do) is to use ssh-agent. ssh-agent, part of the normal ssh distribution, runs as a background process and supplies your credentials to any program that needs them (any program that has certain environment variables set telling it how to contact that particular copy of ssh-agent.) Anyway, then there's no password prompt at all; you just tell ssh-agent your password (via another program ssh-add) at the beginning of your session.


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