On Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:38:31 -0800
thufir <hawat.thu...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm using github and when prompted for the password to the ssh keys
> (a pop-up window in Linux), I entered the wrong password.  Now, when
> I try to use the keys, I get "remote hung up" because, presumably,
> it's not sending the keys, or the password won't unlock the keys (?).
> how can I "reset" the prompt for the password, so that I can try to 
> enter the correct password this time?  Usually when I reboot, or 
> probably after x minutes of not using git, it will prompt me.  Can I 
> force that, somehow?

There's no pop-up windows in Linux because Linux is an operating system
kernel.  By the looks of your description, I'd say you're facing the
UI of the GNOME keyring daemon.  This daemon caches the passphrases you

So basically you want to nuke one particular passphrase from the
keyring.  I don't know how to do that -- please google yourself.
The closest thing I was able to find is the "Method 2" in [2].

1. http://packages.ubuntu.com/saucy/gnome-keyring

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