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Re^3: Ssh Keys

by biosysadmin (Deacon)
on Nov 29, 2005 at 00:52 UTC ( #512454=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Ssh Keys
in thread Ssh Keys

I think the criticism is accurate, but I definitely do a lot of little glue programs that aren't interesting in terms of Perl, but are incredibly useful pragmatically. So, while programs like this aren't that interesting on a Perl-centric site like PM, pragmatic programs are good tools to build. I really enjoy it when someone in my lab asks me how to do something and I say "Aha! I have a script for that. Let me show you."

Here's one more small criticism: most people make ssh all caps or all lowercase.

Another thing you might do with your script is verify that permissions are correctly set on the .ssh directory and the authorized_keys file. Maybe add a usage message. Toss it into the Code Catacombs. Or even better, poke around there. I'm sure you're not the first person to do this. It's interesting to see how other people code programs to do the same thing, in terms of style, documentation and cool tricks. Reading the code of others critically is a great way to learn, and is one reason that I love PM.

Cheers and good luck with your programming.


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Re^4: Ssh Keys
by j^2 (Novice) on Nov 29, 2005 at 01:16 UTC
    Thank you so much, I have a long way to go, but i have to find reasons to program. that's been my main problem, i just cant write a program to do "nothing"
      i just cant write a program to do "nothing"

      Me too! But helping others wouldn't be like doing "nothing".

      You can use perl scripts like 'cans of knowledge' where you could preserve special tricks useful for others. I guess that this is the basic point of programing.

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