feature suggestion

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Fri Jan 3 17:35:01 CET 2003

On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 05:09:30PM +0100, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Jan 2003 09:10:29 -0500, David Shaw said:
> > There is no --with-colons or --status-fd version of the display, so
> > the MUA needs to do a huge amount of string manipulation to extract
> > the user IDs out of the text output by GnuPG.  Come to think, this
> The idea is that the MUA does a --list-key using the fingerprint.
> GPGME implements this.  As soon as we have moved to an interface ala
> gpgsm, there won't even be a performance issue.

Ok, this makes sense.  Shouldn't it be --check-sigs though?  Otherwise
the uids may be invalid and the calling application wouldn't know.

> > As see it, the suggested --quiet flag is a different issue.  It would
> > just skip the "aka"s, and only on the "user readable" part of the
> This might break too much applications.

I figure if the application doesn't want --quiet, they shouldn't use
--quiet.  Of course, all versions of mutt have --quiet in there now,
so it would be a problem there.


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