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scp -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub events*$date*_QA.log $remote_user@$remote_server:$remote_location

Is the aforementioned script incorrect? Am I not doing it correctly?

I went to .ssh directory and see that the remote server is in the known_hosts file.

But, when I do ordinary scp without any file as parameter, it is still asking for password

scp events*$date*_QA.log $remote_user@$remote_server:$remote_location

How can I include the key file in my command?

sh-3.2$ grep server ~/.ssh/*
/home/user/.ssh/known_hosts:server....com,ip_addr ssh-rsa Asine=jhjsdhfjsadhfjkashdfjhasdjfhksadjfhasjdfhj
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 -i identity_file
         Selects the file from which the identity (private key) for public
         key authentication is read.  This option is directly passed to
         ssh(1).

Use ~/.ssh/id_rsa.

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still asking for password sh-3.2$ scp -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa test_QA.log user@server:location user@server's password: –  user122530 Mar 12 '12 at 21:23
    
@tech_learner strange, as that works for me –  whitequark Mar 12 '12 at 22:04
    
You may have to use an actual path, as in /home/user/ instead of ~. That seemed to have made it work for me. –  Evan Darwin Feb 17 '13 at 21:15
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