Help me on CommandLine Key Deletion in GPG 1.0.7

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Jul 25 10:03:02 CEST 2002

On Wed, 24 Jul 2002 10:20:35 +0800, Enzo Michelangeli said:

> Perhaps to avoid ruinous bulk deletion of secret keys by mistake (e.g.,

Ah sure.

> Actually, I never liked substring matching much: I would prefer exact
> matching (the one triggered by the leading "=") to be the default behaviour,

PGP dis it this way and for list keys it makes sense.

> issues. Nevertheless, at least for batch mode, I would recommend to use
> exact matching as the default.

This is a good idea but we can take it even further and require the
use of a fingerprint which should uniqly identify a key.  I'll change
this for batch mode.



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