key lookup strategies
ans at immerda.ch
Sun Nov 28 20:45:09 CET 2010
I recently discovered that the keylookup in gpg has some funny behaviors.
If i have in my keyring two keys for:
foo at bar.com,
oo at bar.com
and foo happens to be listet before oo.
When i do: gpg --encrypt -r oo at bar.com
it selects the key for foo at bar.com instead of oo at bar.com
I know that it uses the first key to which the pattern applies and that
i could force the correct lookup using -r "<oo at bar.com>" but still it
seems somehow strange.
wouldn't it be better to prefer exact matches before partial ones or
present a selection-dialogue when using the --encrypt option? Because
now it just takes any key, which happens to match first.
cheers and thanks for the good work,
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