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Set up a ssh client on windows can be awful, specialy when you want to push/pull or to clone a git repo.

On my machine i wasn't able to clone a git repo via ssh because i had to use an non-standard ssh port. Why should this become a problem? When i exec the following line on one of my linux machines it worked:

git clone ssh://git@hostname.com:5632/Compilenix/repo.git

On my Windows it doesn't work, saying something about a refused ssh-key...
The solution, which worked in my case, was to write a ssh client config on my Windows for "hostname.com" into "/C/Users/USERNAME/.ssh/config".

Host hostname.com
    Port 5632
    User git