cloud-run-instances(1) wrapper for euca-run-instances that supports an option for injecting public ssh keys retrievable from


cloud-run-instances [-l|--launchpad-id lp_id_1,lp_id_2,lp_id_3] [euca-run-instances options]


This program is a wrapper script for euca-run-instances(1) that takes one additional option, -l|--launchpad-id.

With this option, a user can specify a comma-separated list of usernames.

Once the instance is booted, the cloud-init boot script will retrieve the public ssh keys of the specified users from using ssh-import-lp-id(1).

All other options besides -l|--launchpad-id are simply passed on to euca-run-instances(1).


This manpage and the utility was written by Dustin Kirkland <[email protected]> for Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.