Allow agent forwarding using Cmder (ConEmu)

I am using cmder which runs ConEmu on Windows 8.1.

It has a built in Git functionality so I can pull/push git repositories in the console (like on a Linux console)

To authenticate I use a password protected SSH private key. If I do a git push With ConEmu, it will prompt me for the keys password each time. I can type ‘start-ssh-agent’ and enter my password once, and it will will auto-authenticate me in that ConEmu window, however if I close or open another window I need to run the command again.

How can I start an ssh-agent that will authenticate my key in every ConEmu window?

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    With the following snipped the SSH key is added during the startup of Cmder and the password has only be entered once per session:

    @echo off
    ssh-agent | grep -v echo | sed -e "s/^/@set /" | sed -e "s/;.*$//" - > call.cmd
    call call.cmd
    del call.cmd
    ssh-add "%HOME%\.ssh\id_rsa"
    @echo on

    Add the code to cmder/config/user-startup.cmd in the current Cmder version or to cmder/vendor/init.bat for older versions.

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