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One thing the author is missing is the ssh-copy-id command, which will copy a ssh key to he authroized_keys file and set the correct permissions. No need for complicated and fragile ssh host "mkdir .." commands

I tried to leave a comment, but twas asking complicated things about registering.

It's worth mentioning that ssh-copy-id might have problems with specifying port number. Here is workaround for that:

$ ssh-copy-id ‘-p xx -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub login@example.com’

Thanks for the suggestion... that is much simpler. I added that to the post. Sorry about commenting being so difficult; I'm using Posterous, so it's not by my design.

Thank you! I've done this dozens of times and never knew, none of the tutorials I've looked up reference it.

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