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Document ~/.ssh/id_dropbear
author Matt Johnston <matt@ucc.asn.au>
date Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:22:32 +0800
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.TH dropbearconvert 1
.SH NAME
dropbearconvert \- convert between Dropbear and OpenSSH private key formats
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B dropbearconvert
.I input_type
.I output_type
.I input_file
.I output_file
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B Dropbear
and 
.B OpenSSH
SSH implementations have different private key formats.
.B dropbearconvert
can convert between the two.
.P
Dropbear uses the same SSH public key format as OpenSSH, it can be extracted
from a private key by using
.B dropbearkey \-y
.P
Encrypted private keys are not supported, use ssh-keygen(1) to decrypt them
first.
.SH OPTIONS
.TP
.B input type
Either 
.I dropbear
or 
.I openssh
.TP
.B output type
Either 
.I dropbear
or 
.I openssh
.TP
.B input file
An existing Dropbear or OpenSSH private key file
.TP
.B output file
The path to write the converted private key file. For client authentication ~/.ssh/id_dropbear is loaded by default
.SH EXAMPLE
 # dropbearconvert openssh dropbear ~/.ssh/id_rsa ~/.ssh/id_dropbear
.SH AUTHOR
Matt Johnston ([email protected]).
.SH SEE ALSO
 dropbearkey(1), ssh-keygen(1)
.P
https://matt.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/dropbear.html