Are you using Linux as a system and ssh as the transport? If so , then
perhaps you can try putting the command:

export GIT_SSH=ssh -i ${HOME}/.ssh/id_rsa

before you do your sudo command. The "-i ${HOME}/.ssh/id_rsa" points to the
ssh key file to use. Because you use the -E switch on the sudo invocation,
this environment variable will be passed to the perl script and should be
picked up by git.

Can't hurt (much) to try, I hope.

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:51 PM, jon heckman <ninjo...@me.com> wrote:

> I have a ruby script that interacts with git heavily.
> I run the entire script in sudo -E (this is needed for reasons other than
> git)
> I can do git checkout {branch} just fine. However I get asked for the
> root@git... password when I try to fetch.
> I tried using su to make it work but it still asks for the password (I do
> not have to use 'su' when doing git checkout {branch}
> su ENV['USER'] -c 'git fetch'
> Due to what this script is doing, not running it in sudo -E is not an
> option.
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