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I'm following the steps here. I'm on step 3 of Set Up SSH Keys.

When I type in:

ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "myemailhere"

I get the response:

ssh-keygen: command not found

What is this supposed to mean? I'm using the portable version of Git, I've got open bash.exe from inside the bin.

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it would appear that you don't have ssh installed on your computer. you will need an ssh client, since it appears you on using windows you can use http://cygwin.com/ and it will come with one, I don't know about a portable version of ssh, though..

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The msysGit package comes with OpenSSH. –  grawity Sep 14 '11 at 16:17

The tutorial on GitHub is wrong. The correct one is ssh-keygen -t rsa -C

I also had this problem.

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