Delete secring.gpg?

Billy Donahue
Thu, 20 Jul 2000 12:40:12 -0400 (EDT)

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On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, Patrick Dung wrote:

> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 00:30:54 +0800
> From: Patrick Dung <>
> To:
> Subject: Delete secring.gpg?
> Resent-Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 18:31:19 +0200
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> After generating the key, I have these 2 files:
> pubring.gpg, secring.gpg
> secring.gpg should be kept sercet, I've backed up it. Should I delete
> secring.gpg?
Not if you want to sign or decrypt anything.. That's where your secret key is. It's stored encrypted with your passphrase... It's safe to leave it there.. When you decrypt something or you sign something, you need to access that secret key, so deleting it may not be a good idea unless you feel like inserting the floppy or whatever whenever you need it.. - -- "The Funk, the whole Funk, and nothing but the Funk." Billy Donahue <> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.1 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Made with pgp4pine 1.75 iD8DBQE5dytv+2VvpwIZdF0RAubkAJwK3M3hPgX8vTpeibiHcfqT7JDIngCbBg4R Ir9pe7lEywes1DH3FepsDVc= =k/9W -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----