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Last Update:

12 Mar 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Ben Pye


wsl pageant ssh

wsl-ssh-pageant (GUI)

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20201121.2 | Updated: 12 Mar 2021



Downloads of v 20201121.2:



Software Author(s):

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wsl pageant ssh

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wsl-ssh-pageant (GUI) 20201121.2

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To install wsl-ssh-pageant (GUI), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade wsl-ssh-pageant (GUI), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall wsl-ssh-pageant (GUI), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade wsl-ssh-pageant-gui -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

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Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

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choco upgrade wsl-ssh-pageant-gui -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install wsl-ssh-pageant-gui
    name: wsl-ssh-pageant-gui
    version: '20201121.2'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'wsl-ssh-pageant-gui' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '20201121.2'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller wsl-ssh-pageant-gui
    Name     = "wsl-ssh-pageant-gui"
    Version  = "20201121.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'wsl-ssh-pageant-gui':
  ensure   => '20201121.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

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This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 19 Mar 2021.


A Pageant to TCP bridge for use with WSL, allowing for Pageant to be used as an ssh-ageant within the WSL environment.

The difference between the gui.exe binary and the regular binaries is the subsystem as set in the PE header.

  • The gui.exe binary is set with the Win32 subsystem so that it doesn't spawn a command line, allowing it to be launched on startup.
  • The regular binary has the console subsystem so it does launch a command line if double clicked, and will block the command line as expected.

Note: You may launch either binary with the -systray flag to have a systray icon whilst the tool is running, this only provides a way to quit the application.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'SilentlyContinue';

Get-Process -Name 'wsl-ssh-pageant-gui' | Stop-Process -Force
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

Get-Process -Name 'wsl-ssh-pageant-gui' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | `
Stop-Process -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  FileFullPath   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)\wsl-ssh-pageant-gui.exe"
  url            = ''
  url64          = ''
  checksum       = '42156c97a60d30dee420efe5b2c353d8ac57ad88a08708abbead73745a7fd1b3'
  checksum64     = '8abd3945285cd08a704c9e1112a53b15f8da35d18c51b67385ae05de790af168'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'

Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs

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