Key Info Before Import

Stephan Beyer s-beyer at
Fri Apr 29 11:12:46 CEST 2005


> Is it possible to extract data about a key (Name, Fingerprint,
> Signatures, Expiration Date, Email, etc) before the key is imported into
> the key ring?

"gpg -v filename" or "gpg -vv filename" gives you information about the
packets in the OpenPGP file (for example, a key or a keyring). Should
tell you everything you want except the fingerprint.

Btw: I guess, -devel isn't the right list for this question.

Best regards,

Stephan Beyer, PGP 0xFCC5040F, IRC sbeyer (seebyr, bseyer)

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