bug: gpg --edit [0-9].*

Chip Christian chip at princetontele.com
Tue Jul 20 10:52:35 CEST 1999

I'm running gpg 0.98, and trying to sign someone else's key.  He happened 
to have started his userid with the number 1.  gpg won't recognize it:

$ gpg --list-keys
pub  1024D/E0A8BF23 1999-03-16 First Tech <webmaster at 1sttech.com>
sub  2048g/CBC3A8AB 1999-03-16

pub  1024D/F5EA36A3 1999-07-16 1st Tech <webmaster at 1sttech.com>
sub  3072g/48512CD9 1999-07-16

$ gpg --edit '1st Tech <webmaster at 1sttech.com>'
gpg (GnuPG) 0.9.8; Copyright (C) 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.

gpg: 1st Tech <webmaster at 1sttech.com>: user not found

Now I could sign is by dropping the leading digit, but as you can see that 
would match the other key listed above.  I can ask him to change his key, 
but it would be nice to see this work.

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