Jeromy French Jeromy French - 26 days ago 13
Linux Question

How can I install xclip on an EC2 instance?

I'm following Github's instructions for adding an SSH key. I've generated the id_rsa.pub file from my AWS EC2 instance, but I cannot complete the step that has me copy the contents of the file using xclip because I cannot install xclip onto the EC2 instance.


  1. I tried to install xclip on the EC2 instance using
    sudo yum install
    xclip
    , but that didn't work ("No package xclip available").

  2. So I looked around and found more detailed install instructions, but they
    didn't work either ("curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"), and the suggested correct URLs in the comments also failed.

  3. (I also tried just copying the text contents of the id_rsa.pub file using Putty and ctl-c, but Github declared the resulting key invalid.)



So, how do I install xclip on 64-bit Amazon Linux AMI 2012.09?

Answer

You don't need xclip. Just ssh into the EC2 instance and cat the key to your terminal, then copy and paste it from your terminal to wherever you need it.

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