lsh-export-key(1) Reads the key on stdin and output in OpenSSH/SSH2 format.


lsh-export-key [OPTION...]


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The given key (supplied on stdin or in the file given with the --input-file option) is read and written to stdout (or the file supplied by the --output-file option) in the desired format (fingerprint, OpenSSH format or SSH2/IETF style).


To convert the default public key (~/.lsh/ to OpenSSH format (to put in authorized_keys on a host using the OpenSSH sshd).

$ lsh-export-key --openssh < ~/.lsh/

To check the fingerprint of your servers key.

$ lsh-export-key --fingerprint < /etc/

MD5 fingerprint: b9:86:04:e0:89:2b:5b:c7:0c:2b:4b:3f:24:d2:41:59

Bubble Babble: xefes-vyrum-buduk-nihyr-zotan-sizyr-nazik-hukyv-biloc-caceg-taxyx



-c, --comment=comment string
Add comment to output key.
Show key fingerprint.
-o, --output-file=Filename Default is stdout
Output key in openssh single-line format.
-r, --input-file=Filename
Default is stdin
-s, --subject=subject string
Add subject to output key.
Print huge amounts of debug information
--log-file=File name
Append messages to this file.
-q, --quiet
Suppress all warnings and diagnostic messages
Detailed trace
-v, --verbose
Verbose diagnostic messages
-?, --help
Give this help list
Give a short usage message

-V, --version
Print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.


See the --verbose , --trace and --debug options.


Report bugs to <[email protected]>.


The lsh suite of programs is distributed under the GNU General Public License; see the COPYING and AUTHORS files in the source distribution for details.


The lsh program suite is written mainly by Niels Möller <[email protected]>.

This man-page was written for lsh 2.0 by Pontus Freyhult <[email protected]>, it is based on a template written by J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <[email protected]>.