gpgme key listing slowness question
stephane at sente.ch
Thu Feb 14 11:31:01 CET 2002
As I complainted sometime ago, gpgme key listing operations are very
slow. Werner replied, the slowness is in fact due to gpg, but...
I saw that gpg is invoked with the following arguments:
gpg --batch --comment --status-fd 2 --no-tty --verbose --with-colons
--fixed-list-mode --with-fingerprint --list-keys --
The argument which makes the operation so slow is the --verbose:
wouldn't it be possible to get rid of this --verbose argument? Of
course, we'd loose information about the web-of-trust, but if you
simply want a list of all available keys, you don't care yet about
the web-of-trust. You ask these informations once you've selected the
keys you need.
BTW, in previous version of gpgme there was a fast listing mode,
which enabled the --no-expensive-trust-checks option; the option is
no longer used now, though it was mentionned that all key listing
operations are in fast mode now. Is it correct?
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