problems with --add-key and --delete-key
wk at isil.d.shuttle.de
Fri Jul 3 14:31:06 CEST 1998
James Troup <james at nocrew.org> writes:
> -u was my attempt to specify a name for the sub-key. It obviously
Subkeys don't have a name; they are bounded to the primary key with
all its user-ids (Yes, there is yet no way to add alternative
> failed... what am I missing? Oh, and --add-key doesn't appear to be
> documented in the manpage. Giving up on that, I thought I'd try to
I'll fix it.
> | gpg: 0xA1F576D6: user not found
> | gpg: 0xA1F576D6: delete key failed: eof
I'll fix this too. There are some other problems with
subkeys I know of.
> Sorry, if I'm blatantly missing something obvious here. Also sorry
> for sounding so negative :/
I'd like to receive more bug reports ;-) - really.
> o gpg --edit-key results in an error message of something like "usage:
> --edit-sig userid", which is confusing since I gave it --edit-key as
> an option. (I realise the two are aliases, but...)
Fixed (but not for the alias)
> o gpg seems unnaturally fussy about the way options are presented to
> it, e.g. `gpg --no-greeting --delete-key 0xA1F576D6' works (or not
> as this case maybe), but `gpg --delete-key 0xA1F576D6 -no-greeting',
You mean --no-greeting but anyway this error is due to the fact that
--delete-key is a command and expects one argument. Some other options
do take arguments (-u joe) but this are arguments of the option.
Actually there is no big difference bettween options and commands, but
there are listed in different sections of the man page and with
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