Feature request: --creation-date option

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sun Jan 28 18:17:13 CET 2007

On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 04:22:32PM +0100, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 11:27, gnupg-devel_list at danner-net.de said:
> > Is there a chance to get an additional GPG option that allows to set
> > the creation date of keys and signatures?
> Would a option 
> @item --faked-system-time @var{epoch}
> @opindex faked-system-time
> This option is only useful for testing; it sets the system time back or
> forth to @var{epoch} which is the number of seconds elapsed since the year
> 1970.
> be sufficient?  We already have this for gpgsm. 
> OTOH, a way to set the timestamp for new (sub)keys has applications
> too.

I think these both have a good purpose.  Perhaps they should be two
different options, as the first sets all times (creation dates for
keys and signatures), and the other sets just the creation date for a
subkey (and not the selfsig).


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