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October 9, 2009

Git and SSH keys

Git can be quite confusing in the beginning, especially coming from a subversion background. But once you’ve got it running, you realize it’s quite easy:install msysgitoptionally install something like TortoiseGitnow you need to create an SSH key, which is explained on the TortoiseGit site for Linux, but for Windows, it’s a little harder:open command prompt and navigate to where msysgit is installedenter the following command: ssh-keygen.exe -t rsa(use /? to see more info)enter your passphrase and the location to save the key file (passphrase = password)now you probably need to enter your public key somewhere (like in the personal settings part of Unfuddle). Open your public keyfile (i.e. key.pub) in a text editor and copy-paste it.

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