exporting my private key

Georg Wilckens durandal@nfinity.de
Fri Mar 23 22:25:02 2001

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

On Fri, Mar, 23, 2001 at 13:17:22 -0700, Chris Jones wrote:

> I've searched the online docs, but I can't find an answer to this
> question:
man 1 gpg | grep export-secret -A 8 =20
> I have a GPG key at home, and a different one at work. As I
> frequently read personal email from work, it would be nice if I could
> respond to personal email at work with a GPG signature that
> corresponds to that address.
Corresponds to the home address you mean? How about gpg --export-secret-keys [names] -a -o key.asc on the home machine and gpg --import key.asc =20 on the work machine. If you want to sign something with your home key use the --default-key [homeID] option to select the home key. Alternatively you can change the =2Egnupg/options file to select a different default-key.
> The problem is that I can't figure out how to copy my private key from
> one computer to another, without clobbering the private key that's
> already on the destination machine. Any help?
Should work this way, secret keys are not clobbered. You just have to remember to select the right secret key then... Regards, Georg --=20 "I went to the hardware store and bought some used paint. It was in the shape of a house. I also bought some batteries, but they weren't included." -- Steven Wright --4Ckj6UjgE2iN1+kY Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org iD8DBQE6u76gMhml2MWI6O0RAtrfAKDtU7YobDqYVIiJ/C875w+9SJp2CQCdFC06 rKSrmPUyJATlsijtVUOWNpU= =kwf6 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --4Ckj6UjgE2iN1+kY--