I created an RSA key pair, and during the process, I got the message:

Enter file in which to save the key (/home/pedro/.ssh/id_rsa):

So I supposed that after giving it a name, it would store the key in the .ssh folder. However, the only thing inside the .ssh folder is the known_hosts and my key got stored in home. Did I misunderstand how this process works?


The example - /home/<user>/.ssh/id_rsa - provides the default key name id_rsa and the default path /home/<user>/.ssh/ where it will be stored. So analogically you should provide a path and a filename. In case you don't provide a path the key will be generated within the current directory.

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