How to synchronize keyrings?
JPClizbe at comcast.net
Mon Mar 14 10:57:51 CET 2005
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Martin Schoch wrote:
> Perhaps a strange question: How to synchronize public keys?
> Background: I have GnuPG on a Windows and on a Linux system - on
> both of course public keys. Sometimes I import (on both systems)
> new keys.
> Now I would have the same public keys on both systems?
> I think I have to do it like this: On the Linux system (eg.) I
> import the keys from the Windows system. Then I go back the Windows
> system an import the updated key file form the Linux system.
> But - is there any better and faster solution?
If the two systems are on one box ( a dual boot config) place the keyrings
on a common FAT/FAT32 partition.
Otherwise, you could binary transfer one system's pubring to file on the
other system, call it tempring.gpg and issue the comand:
gpg --import-options allow-local-sigs --import tempring.gpg
Transfer the merged pubring to the original system and repeat the import.
Note: the the merged keyring should be able to be used directly on the
original system, just backup pubring.gpg before trying it.
You can also use --export-ownertrust and import-ownertrust to merge
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