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Fix git to work with pageant keys

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after an update my git clones failed with a permission denied.

λ git clone --no-checkout ssh://git@gitlab.com/your-user/your-project.git
Cloning into 'your-project'...
git@gitlab.com: Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

i am not sure if its because of having installed putty in Program Files which have a space in it but the solution for
me was to create an environement variable named GIT_SSH_COMMAND with the value "C:\Program Files\Putty\plink.exe"
(you need the double quotes " in the value!).

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after this cloning works again.

side tip: i use Rapid Environment Editor to modify my environement variables.


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see https://dev.to/c33s/comment/3eck


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