SSH Purge host from known_hosts file

When the host key of a computer you want to ssh to has changed for a valid reason, ssh will block attempts to connect to it to avoid man-in-the-middle attacks. Deleting the key from the known_hosts file with an editor can be annoying, especially if the files is "hashed". Therefore, ssh-keygen offers a feature to do that:

ssh-keygen -R hostname

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