revocation signatures

Nicholas Cole npcole at
Thu Jun 10 14:03:03 CEST 2004

Please forgive two questions that I suspect have
simple answers.

1) If a user has signed a key, and then revokes the
signature, GPG currently prints out both the signature
and the revocation signature when doing --check-sigs. 
The two are not necessarily printed next to each
other, nor does the original signature have any mark
alerting the user to the fact that it has been
revoked.  While I do see the logic in printing both,
is there any good reason not just to print the
revocation certificate, or to put a clear message next
to the original signature?

2) When revoking a signature, the user is invited to
enter a free-form explanation of the revokation.  I
have looked through both the code (which I don't
pretend to follow well) and the documentation, and I
can't find a way of telling gpg to list these
explanations when printing signatures (I'm most
interested in the --with-colons output).  

With best wishes,


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