[FEATURE REQ, RFC], improving ergonomic HMI fingerprint cross verification

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Fri Jul 16 21:22:18 CEST 2004

On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 12:39:03PM -0500, Tim Mooney wrote:
> In regard to: Re: [FEATURE REQ, RFC], improving ergonomic HMI 
> fingerprint...:
> >Thus better learn the Alpha..Zulu alphabet and just use it when
> >reading fingerprints to someone.
> I was never in the military so I have a hard time remembering the
> "international" call signs.

For fingerprints, you only actually need to remember 6 signs: alpha,
bravo, charlie, delta, echo, foxtrot.  All the other letters cannot
occur in hex output.

> As an example of use, I would do something like:
> 	gpg --fingerprint mooney
> and then cut and paste (or sed out) the fingerprint and echo it into
> the program, like
> 	echo "4A21 BFC1 E902 4518 968A  55A9 015F 6BA4 4757 6386" | callsign

Try this:

   gpg --with-colons --fingerprint 99242560 | egrep '^fpr' | cut -d: -f10 | callsign


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