SFTP configuration in file doesn't seem to be picked up

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

The sftp configuration doesn't seem to be working.***

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

$ rclone version
rclone v1.58.1
- os/version: centos 7.9.2009 (64 bit)
- os/kernel: 3.10.0-1160.62.1.el7.x86_64 (x86_64)
- os/type: linux
- os/arch: amd64
- go/version: go1.17.9
- go/linking: static
- go/tags: none

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)


The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone --config ~/rclone.conf lsd sftp_remote:/ -vv

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = sftp
sftp-user = guest
sftp-key-file = /tmp/keys/key
sftp-key-use-agent = false
sftp-host = X.X.X.X

(user and IP have been replaced, but they don't seem to be the problem--see note at bottom)

A log from the command with the -vv flag

2022/05/31 19:59:18 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.58.1" starting with parameters ["rclone" "--config" "/home/<username>/rclone.conf" "lsd" "sftp_remote:/" "-vv"]
2022/05/31 19:59:18 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "sftp_remote:/"
2022/05/31 19:59:18 DEBUG : Using config file from "/home/<username>/rclone.conf"
2022/05/31 19:59:18 Failed to create file system for "sftp_remote:/": couldn't connect to ssh-agent: SSH agent requested but SSH_AUTH_SOCK not-specified

***When I run the command
RCLONE_SFTP_USER=guest RCLONE_SFTP_HOST=X.X.X.X RCLONE_SFTP_KEY_FILE=/tmp/keys/key rclone --config ~/rclone.conf lsd sftp_remote:/
it works fine and I can see the files on the remote. So I think the issue must be that the configuration information in the file isn't getting picked up for some reason

hello and welcome to the forum,

that remote is not using the correct syntax.
that syntax you used is for the command line, not for remote config.

for example,
sftp-key-file should be key_file

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