gnupg: request for small change in output

David Shaw dshaw at
Sat Oct 4 16:47:02 CEST 2003

On Sat, Oct 04, 2003 at 07:13:05AM -0400, Jeff McAdams wrote:
> 8 digits of 0-9/A-F is not a reliable indication of a key ID (maybe
> within gpg it is, but not in the overall), because that includes the
> possibility of 8 digits of just 0-9, which could be a decimal number,
> not hexidecimal, or 8 digits of 0-7, which could be an octal number, not
> hexadecimal.

I am unconcerned about the various possible sequences and meanings of
8 digits in the outside world because in our particular problem space
(PGP, GnuPG, and keyservers), 8 digits of 0-9/A-F means keyid.

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