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I think I've forgotten my RSA passphrase again.

Is there a way to have my local command line prompt me for it so I can check if I at least what I remember it as is correct, so I don't needlessly change it?

Next time I'm writing it on a post-it ;)

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How are you using the RSA key - SSH login? Web server certificates? –  Douglas Leeder Jun 7 '10 at 8:51
github and ssh login –  joachim Jun 7 '10 at 12:37

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Try ssh-keygen -p:

-p      Requests changing the passphrase of a private key file instead of
        creating a new private key.  The program will prompt for the file
        containing the private key, for the old passphrase, and twice for
        the new passphrase.
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