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Thank you chris,
I read the instructions. My situation is that server already has pub key. I log into server using putty.
Now I need to use shell/terminal. Where do I put my private key so shell/terminal could use it while accessing servers.
I think he's saying he used to have an MS box, using putty+ssh key to login to server.
Now he wants to use the same key to login to same server, but from a different Linux client box. (See email comment)