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Subject: Re: [boost] [GitHelp] Sandbox library to GitHub
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-27 19:42:59

On 12/27/2012 5:10 PM, Brian Wood wrote:
> Edward Diener:
>> On 12/26/2012 5:10 AM, Daniel Pfeifer wrote:
>>> 2012/12/26 Andrey Semashev <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]>:
>>>> Perhaps you didn't set up a ssh public key?
>>>> You will also have to add the key to TortoiseGit/PuTTY.
>>> If you push over HTTPS, you don't need an ssh key.
>> That sounds like what I want to do. The whole low-level business of
>> generating public/private keys, when I already have signed up for GitHub
>> with a username/password, seems silly to me. I know the Linux gurus all
>> love this kind of intricate stuff, but I do not.
> It's one command:
> ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "username_at_[hidden]"

What is this command supposed to do ?

I did generate a public/private key pair with something called puttygen
and added the public key on GitHub for my account. I also saved the
private key in a directory locally. I was following the instructions at Then I find I am
supposed to do a number of other things and I got lost and disappointed
amid all this complicated stuff.

All of this really seems like overkill. Why should I even bother when
using https and 'git' from the command seems to work just fine.

When I used SVN with TortoiseSVN and used https all I ever had to do was
give my username/password the first time and afterward TortoiseSVN took
care of the rest. I hope I can get TortoiseGit to just do the same
thing. Using a SCCS should be easy and not complicated, even if you have
to issue more complicated commands occasionally.

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