One Quickie

using ssh (or CVS) without a password (Unix->General)
Suppose you have two machines, the local one (your laptop) and the remote one (the honking big server located in Minneapolis that hosts To ssh (or CVS) from the laptop to the server without needing a password, perform these steps:
  1. % ssh-keygen -t rsa
    (don't use a passphrase. Just hit return twice)

  2. % scp ~/.ssh/

  3. On the remote machine (gitdown)

    % cat ~/ >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

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