GUI Keyring editor/Performance of --list-keys
Fri Sep 21 18:17:01 2001
I gladly use gnupg and recently installed seahorse and gpa to compare
them. Most useful thing to me is the keyring-editor. On startup and
after certain operations, both programs reread the whole keyring
(seems to be --list-keys --verbose).
This process takes a lot of time and makes work quite a pain. Can the
speed of the keyring listings be improved? I suspect it's the
signature listing with the --list-keys command, which performs on my
Athlon 1.1GHz and a keyring of 207 keys and 2039 sigs as follows:
$ time gpg --list-keys
$ time gpg --list-keys --verbose
Many keys have a lot of signatures which seem to take the most time
(esp the ones with user id not found). The --fast-list-mode is quite
good at dumping the keylist, it it slightly slower than --list-keys.
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