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background for a little experiment i installed the latest debian distribution .iso in my virtual box on windows7. I went through the installation and did not selected the desktop GUI. so i only have shell. My laptop uses WiFi and i could not even make a bridge so had to use NAT.

The problem is i need to add my ssh key to github to clone repository, is there any technique i can get that copied on clipboard ( tried xclip etc they require X GUI.etc) , also tried mounting the folder as the virtual box provides machanism to share a folder but i get errors ?

Looking forward to get a solution from stackExchange.thanks

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  • You could scp from vm to your desktop
  • you could scp from desktop, to get files on vm
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