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--- a/ssh-agent.1
+++ b/ssh-agent.1
@@ -109,6 +109,14 @@ environment variable holds the agent's PID.
.Pp
The agent exits automatically when the command given on the command
line terminates.
+.Pp
+Here's a trick that will allow you to start this up from your .bash_profile (just put it in as the first thing that happens):
+.Sp
+.Vb 1
+
+\& [ ! "$SSH_AGENT_PID" ] && exec ssh-agent -- bash --login
+\& ssh-add
+.Ve
.Sh FILES
.Bl -tag -width Ds
.It Pa $HOME/.ssh/identity