Creation Date GnuPG 1.1.90 on secret key?

Brian M. Carlson
Tue Jul 23 22:07:13 2002

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On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 08:18:00PM -0500, Greg Strong wrote:
> Hello Brian,
> Monday, July 22, 2002, 6:55:31 PM, you wrote:
> BMC> Here's selected pieces of your key:
> BMC> Old: Public Key Packet(tag 6)(418 bytes)
> BMC>         Ver 4 - new
> BMC>         Public key creation time - Sun Jul 21 23:43:43 UTC 2002
> BMC> Old: Public Subkey Packet(tag 14)(1037 bytes)
> BMC>         Ver 4 - new
> BMC>         Public key creation time - Mon Jul 22 00:20:39 UTC 2002     =
> BMC> So gpg tags each key with the time when it was created. If you think
> BMC> this is unsightly, you can revoke it and start over, but it's harmle=
> BMC> I think it's more of a curio than anything else.
> I'm no tech expert, but it interest me. Now how did you get the above
> information?

This information is courtesy a program called pgpdump. It takes some
OpenPGP data as input and parses it. You can do something similar with
gpg --list-packets foo, but I like pgpdump better because it'll tell you
all the algorithms that you prefer and even if you have no-modify set on
your key (you do). You can even see the MPIs.

I obtained it from <>. It's really
great. And there are Win32 versions available. Or you can run it online.
Brian M. Carlson <> <> 0x560553=
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