So I’m currently doing the Data Analysis with Python curriculum and I’m learning everything that has to do with it. I took what I thought would be a short detour to learn how git and GitHub worked since there were exercises on it and I’m a beginner and didn’t know how to use it. I found freecodecamp’s git and GitHub for beginners crash course video on Youtube and started to learn from there. However, I’ve been dealing with an issue with the ssh-agent part of the video [Git and GitHub for Beginners - Crash Course - YouTube] in this part she adds the ssh key to the ssh-agent. However, when I try to do the same thing according to the directions(on my Windows btw), I get an error. I’m trying to launch the ssh-agent using the instructions in the link she posted Generating a new SSH key and adding it to the ssh-agent - GitHub Docs but errors keep coming up:
unable to start ssh-agent service, error :1058
eval : The term ‘eval’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function,
script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path
was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:1
- eval “$(ssh-agent -s)”
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (eval:String) , CommandNotFoun dException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException
I have no idea what this means or how to rectify this.
Also, when I try to skip this step altogether and just add my ssh key to the ssh-agent(after putting in the first command to start the ssh-agent in the background), it says this:
Error connecting to agent: No such file or directory
This isn’t the case as the private and public key files are very much in my directory to the side. I’m also new to VScode so I can’t figure out what’s wrong on that end either. Kindly assist, please.