small bugs and a small fix (1.4.1rc2 cvs)

David Shaw dshaw at
Sun Feb 27 02:19:49 CET 2005

On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 05:42:10AM +0100, Stephan Beyer wrote:
> Hi,
> (I hate writing via this WebMail thingie here again, but I'm not at home,
> so I must apologize for that advertisement at the end of the mail.)
> David Shaw wrote:
> > Still, I rather like the general idea of an interactive walk through
> > each user ID.  I'll pick this up again for 1.4.2.
> Thank you. So my observations about it weren't worthless :)
> But I still have a question:
> What is that keyword stuff for? (I asked indirectly in my last mail.)
> It _sounds_ (I didn't look into the source about it.) that it's
> useful for batch mode, to exactly specify yes/no-answers for specific
> questions.
> [I've never used batch mode before, but it could be nice to sign many
> keys after the next bigger key signing party (next weekend).]

It's actually part of two different things.  First, it is used when
using the --command-fd interface, so the program on the other side of
the pipe knows what question is being asked.  Second, it is used in
the built-in help system so the right help message is displayed (see


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