Werner Koch wk at
Wed Jul 4 19:01:01 CEST 2001

On Wed, 4 Jul 2001 16:56:06 +0200, Timo Schulz said:

> packets in separate files. What's the intention of it, I'm just
> is useful for another project?

Mainly a debugging aid. 

 But you can also use it to workaround some problems.  For example
there is a problem deleting a secret key if the public key has somehow
vanished.  What you can do is: Use gpgsplit to split the secret
keyring into its packets, delete all the file belonging to the secret
key you want to delete, cat the remaining files together and vioila;
yout secret key has gone.

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