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       ssh-copy-id  -  install	your identity.pub in a remote machines autho

       ssh-copy-id [-i [identity_file]] [user@]machine

       ssh-copy-id is a script that uses ssh to  log  into  a  remote  machine
       (presumably  using  a login password, so password authentication should
       be enabled, unless youve done some clever use of multiple identities)

       It also changes the permissions of the remote users home, ~/.ssh,  and
       ~/.ssh/authorized_keys  to remove group writability (which would other
       wise prevent you from logging in, if the remote	sshd  has  StrictModes
       set in its configuration).

       If  the	-i  option  is	given  then  the  identity  file  (defaults to
       ~/.ssh/identity.pub) is used, regardless of whether there are any  keys
       in your ssh-agent.  Otherwise, if this:

	     ssh-add -L

       provides any output, it uses that in preference to the identity file.

       If  the	-i  option is used, or the ssh-add produced no output, then it
       uses the contents of the identity file.	Once it has one or  more  fin
       gerprints   (by	 whatever  means)  it  uses  ssh  to  append  them  to
       ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote machine (creating  the  file,  and
       directory, if necessary)

       ssh(1), ssh-agent(1), sshd(8)

OpenSSH 		       14 November 1999 		SSH-COPY-ID(1)

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