gpg --check-trustdb returns data on stdout when --verbose --verbose is present?

Neal H. Walfield neal at
Fri Jun 5 18:46:19 CEST 2015

Hi, Daniel,

I noticed that this issue didn't get any responses.  To prevent it
from getting lost, I've open a new issue on the bug tracker:


:) Neal

At Thu, 07 May 2015 15:25:33 -0400,
Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> gpg --check-trustdb normally sends no data to stdout, even if --verbose
> is specfieid once.  however, when i add --verbose --verbose it sends a
> lot of data to stdout, in particular, lines like this:
> 0:F2AD85AC1E42B367:U:::f:::Werner Koch <wk at>:
>  [...]
> I believe this also happens when the trustdb is automatically checked
> (though i'm not sure how to force that to happen to test it better).
> sending additional data to stdout during an automatic check (or even
> during --check-trustdb when it's not otherwise expected) seems
> problematic for anyone using the tool programmatically.

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