Add EC2 pem key to SSH

ssh-add ~/.ssh/KEY_PAIR_NAME.pem
This command adds your pem key to SSH so that you no longer have to manually specify it when connecting to EC2 instances. # you can do this: ssh ec2-instance.amazonaws.com # instead of this: ssh -i ~/.ssh/KEY_PAIR_NAME.pem ec2-instance.amazonaws.com
Sample Output
Identity added: /Users/johndoe/.ssh/KEY_PAIR_NAME.pem (/Users/johndoe/.ssh/KEY_PAIR_NAME.pem)

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2012-11-03 02:59:52

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