Bash alias to copy ssh public key

Written by James McDonald

September 30, 2019

If you need to copy and paste your public key into dozens of different VM’s in Azure or AWS this can be handy.

It copies your public ssh key to the clip board and displays it on screen

# put this into ~/.bash_profile
alias getkey="cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | tee >(pbcopy)"
# and source it
source ~/.bash_profile


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