Selective import; pop-up trust dialog

David Shaw dshaw at
Sat Aug 9 15:58:01 CEST 2003

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On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 01:01:53PM -0400, Michael Young wrote:
> While I'm asking about features, here are a couple that I've wanted
> for a long time, but have never gotten around to asking about:
> When importing a file that contains many keys, I'd like to be able
> to select only a subset to be incorporated into my keyring.  This
> might take the form of a dialog (like PGP does) or a pattern to
> accept.  Is there any such mechanism?

gpg --interactive --import foo.gpg

> When encrypting to a key that I haven't signed locally, I get a
> dialog that displays the fingerprint of the *encryption* subkey.
> I'd really like to see the *signing* key's fingerprint; that's what
> I use to verify identity in other situations, and it's what I keep
> handy.  Another notable OpenPGP product won't even show the
> encryption subkey fingerprint.  I suppose some people might still
> want to see the encryption key's fingerprint, but would it be
> reasonable to show both?  [Yes, I can (and regularly do) stop the
> dialog and get the signing key fingerprint separately, but it's a
> nuisance.]

Which version of GnuPG are you using?  GnuPG has displayed both since
version 1.1.91.

Version: GnuPG v1.2.3rc2 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Key available at


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