Fingerprints and Key-IDs - Was: [PATCH] avoid publishing the GnuPG version by default

Ben McGinnes ben at
Thu Aug 11 00:47:45 CEST 2016

On Mon, Aug 08, 2016 at 10:21:16AM +0200, ilf wrote:
> Ben McGinnes:
> > but also because the current full fingerprint output format (the default
> > in 2.1) does not include any fingerprint or key ID data to identify
> > subkeys.
> This can be achieved by using "--fingerprint" twice.

Ah, of course, I forgot about that (most of the keys I have signed in
the last few years are either done from the master/cert fpr or I was
present when the key was generated).

That being the case, though, why such concern for removing long or
short?  The same thing already provides what you want, except for the
spaces and the likelihood of breaking third party code.

> You can also add "fingerprint" twice into gpg.conf.

I'll probably add another script (just a shell wrapper which saves
typing) which automatically includes both of them for when they're
needed, it's easier than maintaining multiple gpg.conf files when that
thing also has a large chunk of group lines in place.  When things are
a little less busy I'll probably even do something which allows both
space filled and without to print to the shell, but that really can
wait (probably quite a long time).

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