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While trying to create rsa keypairs for a project inside the project dir I was experimenting with ssh-keygen's -f option. When I test it in a freshly created directory everything works as expected, but when I try to use the exact same syntax on another equally permissioned directory ssh-keygen just keeps telling me No such file or directory.

In a way it is right saying so, because it is supposed to create these files. (The directory in which it shall work exists.)

The syntax I use for key creation is:

ssh-keygen -q -t rsa -f /abspath/id_rsa -N ""
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is /abspath/ an indication of the command or is it what you actually typed? –  Sathya Aug 1 '11 at 12:22
    
/abspath/ is just meant to indicate that I used an absolute path to a folder there as is required by ssh-keygen –  eFrane Aug 1 '11 at 15:48

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I am not able to recreate this problem unless I specify a directory that does not actually exist. I suggest that you look at where you're trying to create the key pair, making sure that the directory exist.

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