New GnuPG snapshot

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Dec 27 15:48:01 CET 2001

On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 12:20:39PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> David Shaw <dshaw at> writes:
> > > I don't think so.  However, most cryptgraphers believe that separated
> > > keys are better, so that is what GnuPG does by default.
> > 
> > Someone pointed out to me once that a pleasant side effect of
> > separated keys was that in some places, the Big Scary Gov't could
> > force you to reveal an encryption key, but not an authentication key.
> > If you used the same key for both, then you are out of luck.
> On the other hand, if encryption is outlawed, you can be forced to use
> sign-only keys (but they probably would mandate using DSS anyway).
> That's why I'd like to have the ability to create RSA sign+encrypt
> keys...

You can in the latest snapshot (you probably can with an earlier
snapshot too).  Just use the --gen-key --batch method to generate an
RSA key and give it whatever key flags you like.


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