How do I start an SSH agent?

hello, I am trying to use git on my computer, so i followed this on how to add an ssh key, it tells me to enter the command eval '$(ssh-agent -s)', but this gives me an error fish: Command substitutions not allowed $(ssh-agent -s) ^ How do i perform this command?

inxi output
System:
Kernel: 5.16.4-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=3d7f37ea-6ec9-4e7c-abfb-36c47e2e627b rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E7470 v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Dell model: 0T6HHJ v: A00 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI-[Legacy]: Dell v: 1.31.3 date: 10/13/2021
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 36.3 Wh (75.6%) condition: 48.0/55.0 Wh (87.4%)
volts: 6.8 min: 7.6 model: SMP DELL MC34Y51 type: Li-poly serial: <filter>
status: Discharging
ID-2: hidpp_battery_0 charge: 37% condition: N/A volts: 3.8 min: N/A
model: Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse type: N/A
serial: <filter> status: Discharging
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i5-6300U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake
family: 6 model-id: 0x4E (78) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xEA
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1146 high: 1778 min/max: 400/3000 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 1206
4: 1778 bogomips: 19999
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Dell Latitude E7470
driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-2:3 chip-ID: 0bda:5686 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Device-3: Microsoft Microsoft LifeCam Cinema type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-4.1:7 chip-ID: 045e:0812
class-ID: 0102
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1013x285mm (39.9x11.2")
s-diag: 1052mm (41.4")
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 157
size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7") diag: 354mm (13.9")
Monitor-2: HDMI1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 92
size: 530x300mm (20.9x11.8") diag: 609mm (24")
Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell Latitude E7470
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: Logitech G935 Gaming Headset type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-3:14 chip-ID: 046d:0a87
class-ID: 0300
Device-3: Microsoft Microsoft LifeCam Cinema type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-4.1:7 chip-ID: 045e:0812
class-ID: 0102
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.4-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.45 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Dell Latitude E7470 driver: e1000e
v: kernel port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:156f class-ID: 0200
IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:24f3 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-8:8 chip-ID: 8087:0a2b class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 7 state: up address: <filter>
RAID:
Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci
v: 3.0 port: f060 bus-ID: 00:17.0 chip-ID: 8086:282a rev: N/A
class-ID: 0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 30.1 GiB (6.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 00WD
scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%)
used: 30.1 GiB (6.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%)
used: 30.1 GiB (6.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%)
used: 30.1 GiB (6.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%)
used: 30.1 GiB (6.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.3 GiB used: 1.08 GiB (7.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 69.0 C pch: 57.5 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3340
Info:
Processes: 259 Uptime: 1d 22h 4m wakeups: 31 Memory: 15.3 GiB
used: 7.44 GiB (48.6%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1454 lib: 423 Shell: fish
v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.12
Garuda (2.5.4-2):
System install date:     2022-01-30
Last full system update: 2022-02-03
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:            [email protected]

Please check if this helps:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Fish#Evaluate_ssh-agent

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Hello,

it is wrong, it should be

eval $(ssh-agent -s)

That is, remove that quotes.

Also, it would be better to follow Archwiki to

See this page
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/SSH_keys

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running that gives me this error fish: $(...) is not supported. In fish, please use '(ssh-agent)'. eval $(ssh-agent)

Then try this

eval $'(ssh-agent -s)'
fish: Expected a variable name after this $.
eval $'(ssh-agent -s)'

:frowning:

Haven't you tried
eval (ssh-agent -c)
?

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it worked :slight_smile:

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