importing other keys
08 May 2000 10:57:25 -0700
>>>>> "Micah" == Micah Anderson <email@example.com> writes:
Micah> Hello.... I asked someone for their pgp key and they gave me a web page
Micah> which has two different keys on it. I tried both of them and gpg would not
Micah> import either. Here are the headers from the keys:
I just got it to work, after having failed the same way Micah did.
Here's what I did:
* I visited the web page with Netscape.
* I dragged the mouse over the key blocks, thus copying the keys into
the X select buffer (or whatever it's called)
* I used GNU Emacs to visit a new file, and yanked the keys into the
file's buffer by typing control-Y.
* I saved that file as /tmp/keys, then at the shell, typed `gpg
--import /tmp/keys'. This failed with this message
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
gpg: Total number processed: 0
* Then I had a brainstorm: I deleted the trailing whitespace from the
file by typing, in Emacs,
M-x replace-regexp RET
[ SPC tab ] + $ RET RET
* Then I saved the file, and re-did gpg --import. This time it
PGP Fingerprint: 3E7B A3F3 96CA 8958 ACC5 C8BD 6337 0041 C01C 5276