feeding a private rsa key through the shell to get the public

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Sat May 4 17:24:46 CDT 2013


Maybe

put the shell of ("echo " & fld privateKey & " | openssl rsa -pubout")

-- Alex.

On 04/05/2013 23:10, Dr. Hawkins wrote:
> I'm successfully generating an rsa key and putting it where I needed it (a
> field).
>
> I'm not having any luck extracting it from a shell command.
>
> I want to do something like
>
> put the shell of "echo " & fld privateKey & " | openssl rsa -pubout"
>
> but this yields a blank line and the private key.
>
> (on the command line,
> cat testkey.pem | openssl rsa -pubout
>
> produces the public key)
>
> I'm trying to avoid writing a diskfile or making any assumptions about the
> file system.
>




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