[Bug 1980] use updated ssh-copy-id

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Fri Jan 4 20:13:07 EST 2013


--- Comment #8 from Philip Hands <phil at hands.com> ---
As you can see from the code, the man page is in need of an update. 
The new default is to use the most recent (in ls -t terms) *.pub file. 
This allows one to touch the .pub that you most want sent and make that
the default.

id* strikes me as rather too likely to send the private key to a host
that you might not trust.  I can certainly strip out the -cert.pub's
from the list though.

We could add an option to disabled the populate_new_ids behaviour for
people that might be in a hurry, and that don't want those checks, but
it seems quite nice for the occasional user to have that default.

I guess the multiple runs was a attempt to assume as little about the
far end as possible -- I'll look at that.

As for assuming that the far end is OpenSSH -- really that's just
falling back to the assumptions that everyone has been using in the
current ssh-copy-id.  Do we really care if the far end is non-free ssh,
as long as it works with the same format of authorized_keys?  I suppose
the comment should actually say something along those lines instead

I'll have a look at it later today if I have chance on the trains I'll
be on.

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