GPG default use of oldest secret key
wk at gnupg.org
Sun Feb 29 19:24:18 CET 2004
On Sun, 29 Feb 2004 01:37:11 -0500, VaX#n8 said:
> 1) Wouldn't using the most recent be a better default?
I don't know.
> 2) Should I be using --default-key NAME or -u NAME? The latter is
It is higly suggested to use default-key because this is the only way
to make sure that a specific key is used for signing. The default is
pretty much fragile but we use it because it is what most people would
expect - those who are only using one key.
> 3) Is there a way of specifying these options? I end up using a script
> wrapper for various reasons, one of which is the annoyance of having
> to specify these options (the other is that I have several similarly-named
> keys and specifying mine is either a lot of typing or memorizing
> a key ID)
Add "default-key FINGERPRINT"
to you ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf
> 4) Is there a better way to do what I want, such as creating a new secret
> ring in a different order?
Using -u overrides the "--default-key".
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