[Fwd: Re: Problem removing a public key whose private key is gone]

Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at devmodul.com
Wed Mar 8 20:13:20 CET 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-08 at 18:42 +0100, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> You'll get the key IDs of you keys with gpg --list-keys. They (should)
> key ID should be different for both of your keys, if not, you'll have to
> use the long key ID, but that is pretty unlikely.
> If even the long key IDs would be equal - that should be even posted to
> the list because it is an rarety - you'd have to use the fingerprint of
> the key as name (if even those would be equal,.. this would be nearly a
> sensation ;) ).
> So take the key ID of you old unwanted key (something like 0x23459837)
> and make gpg --delete-key <key-id>.

Excellent, I will try that, thanks Chris.


More information about the Gnupg-users mailing list