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I had ssh key at github.com in my account. Now i reinstall my operating system, how can i retrieve my old ssh key from github and put it into /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa?

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the one in id_rsa is your private key, the one uploaded to Github is the public key. –  Sathya Apr 9 '13 at 10:57

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You can't :) because the key you need on your side is your private key which you never uploaded to github. If you have lost it, it is not a problem, you can simply generate a new key on your system and upload the public part to github.

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