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.ssh/id_rsa.pub file won't open

Trying to set  up an SSH key for git but .ssh/id_rsa.pub won't open. Please help

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If you are on Windows and attempt to open an ssh key file like, (id_rsa.pub) Windows will try to open with Microsoft Publisher due to a conflicting file extension. Right click the .pub file and "open with", choose a text editor, (notepad, notepad ++ etc.).

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Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Feb 04, 2019

Hi Melisa, welcome to the Community!

How are you trying to open it? Can you try on your command line:

cat .ssh/id_rsa.pub

Let us know if you're still having difficulties!

Best regards,

Ana

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