Mercurial and Git custom SSH key location

Exists there any way to define for each cloned repo the path of which SSH key pair it should use?

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    Yes, you need to define a ~/.ssh/config file, in which you can declare different ssh names, with a custom full path name for the public/private key to use.

    Host AHostName -- name you will use for the ssh address
    User gituser
    Hostname SSH IP address 
    Port 1234 -- use this if you need custom ports
    IdentityFile "path to your private ssh key"

    From there, the ssh url of the repo can be:


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    • “git + assembla + multiple ssh keys/multiple computers”
    • “How to work on personal GitHub repo from office computer whose SSH key is already added to a work related GitHub account?”
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