Help me to export my SECRET Key !!!

Stephan Beyer s-beyer at
Wed Jun 11 23:26:20 CEST 2008


> On my system (Linux RH9 2.4.29) I'm using gpg (GnuPG) 1.2.1. 
> How can I export my secret key to a file?

Have you tried gpg --export-secret-keys 0xDEADBEEF?
(0xDEADBEEF should be replaced by your key id.)

This should be what you want according to the manual page of 
gpg (even 1.2.1).
But before you export your secret key, hesitate a minute and
consider if this is really what you want ;-)


Stephan Beyer <s-beyer at>, PGP 0x6EDDD207FCC5040F

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