ssh-copy-id for OSX

ssh-copy-id is a handy shell script which allows you to easily copy your public key to a remote server, so that you don’t need type in password every time you take SSH connection into that box. Ubuntu and the latest Linux distros ship ssh-copy-id with the ssh client installation. However, for OSX you need to manually drop this little script into your /usr/bin.

The usage is simple. Just run:


to copy your public SSH key to After that


shoud ask no password.

Working installation instructions for ssh-copy-id on OSX are in Chris Pitzer’s blog.

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