in reply to Re^13: [OT] A New Everything ?in thread [OT] A New Everything ?
better >> than > to avoid clobbering.
Ordinarily yes. In this case however, the file is apparently full of nonsense so clobbering is actually more desirable.
Alternatively ssh-add might be available.
ssh-add has no effect on the contents of the authorized_keys file. It is only useful for adding local keys to a local agent.