Beginner's Q: How to change the location of my keyrings?
Thu Mar 1 13:14:02 2001
* Thus spake email@example.com [2001-03-01]:
> I know PGP has a environment variable "PGPPATH" which can control the
> default location of the keyrings. How can I do this in GPG?
Either change the Home Directory:
Set the name of the home directory to directory If this option is not
used it defaults to "~/.gnupg". It does not make sense to use this in
a options file. This also overrides the envi- ronment variable
or do other things:
Add file to the list of keyrings. If file begins with a tilde
and a slash, these are replaced by the HOME directory. If the filename
does not contain a slash, it is assumed to be in the home-directory
("~/.gnupg" if --homedir is not used). The filename may be prefixed
with a scheme:
"gnupg-ring:" is the default one.
"gnupg-gdbm:" may be used for a GDBM ring. Note that GDBM is
experimental and likely to be removed in future versions.
It might make sense to use it together with --no-default-keyring.
Same as --keyring but for the secaret keyrings.
That stuff is taken out of the man page for gpg under linux. The Windows
port of GnuPG should have a doc somewhere with the same stuff in it.