Help me on CommandLine Key Deletion in GPG 1.0.7

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at
Thu Jul 25 12:39:02 CEST 2002

Matthias Bruestle <mlist at> writes:
>On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 07:34:44PM +1200, Peter Gutmann wrote:
>>don't know if that's a good argument for doing it in current versions.  PGP
>>users are used to the substring matching (which is convenient for CLIs but
>>completely redundant for a GUI), but is there really a strong reason to
>>continue it apart from because it's what people are used to?
>I think regexp matching would be more convenient.

That would do the trick.  The problem with the substring matching is that it
violates the principle of least surprise (also know as "WTF?!?!?" :-) when it
takes effect - you don't expect it because nothing else does it that way.


More information about the Gnupg-devel mailing list