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Bridge ssh.exe to Pageant

Damjan Cvetko
A real life Debugger. Current maintainer of https://github.com/xdebug/vscode-php-debug
・1 min read

I do a lot of PHP and was a really early adopter of remote debugging (XDebug) however last few years my work setup just didn't let me do this. Then I wanted to trey Visual Studio Code Remote Development that seem to be just the right thing I was looking for, however there was big red stop light right at the start:

Note: PuTTY is not supported on Windows since the ssh command must be in the path.

This just cant be! I know too much of the SSH protocol to let this stop me.

The end result of an all-nighter was this script that allowed me to use my existing ssh keys stored in Pageant and try out VS Code Remote...

https://github.com/zobo/weasel-pagent-win32

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