Leaving this here to remind my future self ...
I wanted to generate a variable containing my SSH public key ..
I tried to simply copy the key to my clipboard and paste it into the variable: -
export MY_PUB_KEY="ssh-rsa ABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDE email@example.com"
which is somewhat unwieldy.
However, given that my public key is in a file: -
why didn't I simply do this ?
export MY_PUB_KEY=$(cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa_04012022.pub)
Now isn't that simpler ?