python-gnupg uses "gpg --with-fingerprint --with-colons FILENAME" -- is this supported?

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Oct 4 21:04:32 CEST 2016

On Tue,  4 Oct 2016 20:41, dkg at said:

>  * a bug in --fixed-list-mode in 1.4?


>  * an unsupported mode for programmatic use, since the behavior will
>    vary depending on the contents of FILENAME (thus making it a bug that
>    python-gnupg even tries to use this)?

It is not good to use this with unknown data because the default action
depends on the data.  With 2.1 it is possible to use

  --with-colons --always-trust \
  --dry-run --import-options import-show --import

to list a key w/o changing any state.  For an example see



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