--list-sigs, --check-sigs and --list-keys
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Wed Feb 2 16:40:55 CET 2005
On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 01:19:25PM +0100, Sascha Kiefer wrote:
> 1. is it true that --check-sigs and --list-sigs have pretty much the
> same output: --check-sigs just adds the signature information?
--list-sigs shows the sigs. --check-sigs goes one step further and
checks the sigs for validity.
> 2. is there a significant performance difference between --check-sigs
> and --list-sigs?
In general --check-sigs is going to be slower as there is more work to
do. Whether it is significant or not depends on a number of factors.
In most cases with 1.4.0, it's not even noticable. In some cases
(with Elgamal signatures and older GnuPG), it's 20-30 minutes slower.
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