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

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Thu May 7 21:25:33 CEST 2015

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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