New --keyid-format=none

Christoph Egger christoph at
Mon Jun 6 19:16:44 CEST 2016

"Neal H. Walfield" <neal at> writes:
> On Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:03:52 +0200,
> Werner Koch wrote:
>>   $ gpg --no-options -k 1e42b367
>>   pub   dsa2048 2007-12-31 [SC] [expires: 2018-12-31]
>>         80615870F5BAD690333686D0F2AD85AC1E42B367
>>   uid           [  full  ] Werner Koch <wk at>
>>   uid           [  full  ] Werner Koch <wk@[...]>
>>   uid           [  full  ] Werner Koch <werner@[...]>
>>   sub   dsa1024 2011-11-02 [S]
>>   sub   rsa2048 2014-01-02 [E] [expires: 2016-12-31]
>> as you can see we print the fingerprint in a compact format to make c+p
>> much easier.  To show the better readable format use
> It may be compact, but it is much harder to read.  Why not use a
> delimiter that is normally included when double clicking on some text
> in a terminal and is considered part of a work by control-w in bach?
> Here, dash works.

How often do you actually need to read the fingerprint? The current form
has the huge advantage of being in a format that is already widely
understood by any tool consuming keyids/fingerprints.


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