improved ssh-copy-id

Eitan Adler lists at
Fri Nov 16 05:32:45 EST 2012

On 15 November 2012 06:39, Philip Hands <phil at> wrote:
> Damien Miller <djm at> writes:
> ...
>> I'd rather you coordinate with Phil Hands via
>> My plan is to update our copy of ssh-copy-id to his git sometime soon. If
>> you have changes to make, then it's best to discuss them in the bug.
> Hi Damien,
> That's good to hear :-)
> Eitan,
> You'll note that my version ( already
> includes the -p option.  The -o option seems reasonable, although I'd
> quite like to know what you use it for, as I personally would always put
> the options into my .ssh/config because I'm not into typing long command
> lines.

I usually use it to either disable the ControlMaster temporarily or to
reduce the strictness of some of the tests (StrictHostKeyChecking).
It isn't critical for ssh-copy-id.

In any case I think your version had more features so there isn't any
reason to use this version.   I had just written before becoming aware
of the origin of s-c-i.

Eitan Adler

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