key lookup strategies

Ans ans at
Thu Dec 2 17:10:04 CET 2010


> That is why all serious tools using gpg run a key listing first to check
> whether there are multiple matches for a key and in that case present a
> selection dialog.  It is not GPG's task to do that; you are not forced
> to use a substring search: it is just an option.  You may use a complete
> email and then you will get a key matching this email and that key
> should be usable for the task.

Thanks to all for the explanations. It makes sense to me now and it's
also documented correctly.

> We may eventually add a warning that multiple keys match but we can't
> can't add another prompt to select between these.

That would be a nice feature, I think.


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