GIT + SSH passwordless auth on windows

Getting Git to use Plink for SSH on Windows somehow by default it wont :20:

You need to create a system variable in Windows for GIT_SSH:

1. Go to System Properties > Advanced Settings
2. Click the button for Environment Variables
3. Click ‘New’ to add a new system variable
4. Under variable name, call it ‘GIT_SSH’
5. Under variable value, put in the path to your Plink executable: ‘C:\Program Files\PuTTY\plink.exe’ (or where ever your plink are)

6. Click all the OK until you are out of System Properties
7. Git should now able to use Plink for SSH

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