Secondary Keys

David Shaw
Thu Aug 15 02:45:01 2002

On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 08:00:00PM -0400, Kevin A. Pieckiel wrote:
> I was playing around with a keyring I created that I wasn't going to use
> for anything.  Here is my observation and question about it:
> I created a keypair with a secondary key for encryption only.  I then
> created a second secondary key for excryption.  Now, when I encrypt files,
> it always uses this second encryption key.  How can I get GnuPG to choose
> which secondary key to use for encryption?

Specify the key by keyid when you determine who to encrypt to, and add
an exclamation point.


  gpg -r (subkeyid)! --encrypt


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