how to copy rsa key to new dir

August 20, 2015 4k views
Node.js Deployment Linux Commands

hi i’m trying to copy my rsa key to a new directory like this scp ~/.ssh/ it displays this “ ‘scp’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
” i dnt know what to do to fix that thanks

2 Answers

It’s a *nix command, it won’t work on Windows by default.

What happens when you only type scp without arguments?

Also, save yourself the trouble and use ssh-copy-id to copy your key to the destination server.

ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/

Finally, @Woet is correct; the error message you pasted is the standard Windows error message when an invalid command is typed. Looks like you inadvertently typed your scp command in a Windows command shell instead of putty.

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