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I have a .ppk key generated by putty. How can i convert that to a public/private ket to use it with ssh on mac?

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Use PuTTYgen's Export to OpenSSH command, which will output the keypair in PEM format usable by OpenSSH.

Both private and public keys are in the same file. If you want to extract the public key, use ssh-keygen -yf mysshkey > mysshkey.pub, but that is not required.

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