checking signatures in shell scripts

Werner Koch
Fri Aug 16 09:53:01 2002

On Wed, 14 Aug 2002 17:24:56 -0400, David Shaw said:

> GOODSIG gives you the full 64-bit keyid.  --list-keys gives you only
> the lower 32 bits.  Notice that the the last 8 letters in the GOODSIG
> id match the keyid in the --list-keys listing.

However for any scripts it is suggested to use the option
--with-colons, so that you get an easy to parse output.  The standard
output is inetned for humans only and may change without notice.
in gnupg/tools you find some scripts making use of that features; AWK
is your friend with this type of listing.