import of external certificates via command line

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Wed Jan 2 14:18:45 CET 2008

On Wednesday 02 January 2008 13:37, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Wed,  2 Jan 2008 12:34, bernhard at said:
> > This is confusing, because
> >       gpgsm --export Boromir
> >       will _not_ work, even when there is only one key found.
> > also this cannot be learned from the documentation and thus is obscure.
> We have similar thing in gpg for many years.  Only the fingerprint
> unambiguously indentifies a key and thus we use this hack to also export
> those hidden certificates.  That feature has been implemented on request
> from the KMail/Kleopatra folks.

Well, it is good to at least have a method.

> It is not documented because it is indeed obscure ;-).

To have a way to import externally found certificates 
is a feature that people are missing. So why not document the current
way until a better one is implemented.


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