Conver Putty ppk key to SSH key

In many occasions I needed to convert a Putty ppk private key nack to open ssh key to be able to use it directly from a linux box command line. It is fairly simple to do but I always need to look it up so here it is for easy reference :

Install putty using yum in Fedora.
If you are using Ubuntu you need to install putty-tools as well

From the command line give

puttygen key.ppk -O private-openssh -o key.ssh

then log onto your system using

ssh -i key.ssh


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