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WP-CLI --SSH on Windows

Has anybody successfully used the SSH command in WP-CLI on Windows?

When I try to use it like so:
wp --ssh vagrant@website.test

I get this error:
Error: Cannot connect over SSH using provided configuration.

The reason I am trying to use this command is so that I can utilise Ben Word’s Sync Script Plugin:
https://roots.io/plugins/sync-script/.

I have the same error when executing the command through Window’s command prompts and through WSL.

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Are you using Trellis, too? I just got a Windows machine up and my steps for getting things working were a little weird:

Make sure your ~/.ssh/config file has the following in it or similar:

Host example.test
  HostName 127.0.0.1
  User vagrant
  Port 2222
  UserKnownHostsFile /dev/null
  StrictHostKeyChecking no
  PasswordAuthentication no
  IdentityFile /path/to/sites/example.com/trellis/.vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/private_key
  IdentitiesOnly yes
  LogLevel FATAL
  ForwardAgent yes

Note the path to private_key — do something like this to copy it to your homedir on WSL:

cp /path/to/sites/example.com/trellis/.vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/private_key ~/example_vagrant_key
chmod 600 ~/example_vagrant_key

Then update ~/.ssh/config with the new path to the key:

-  IdentityFile /path/to/sites/example.com/trellis/.vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/private_key
+  IdentityFile ~/example_vagrant_key
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I am indeed using Trellis. and your solution works perfectly. Thank you very much.

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