I lost my public key! :)

trena trena@cotse.net
Wed Oct 23 16:21:02 2002

> On Tue, 22 Oct 2002 23:33:44 -0400, David Shaw said:
>> All OpenPGP secret keys have a copy of the public key inside them, and
>> in a worst-case scenario, you can create yourself a new public key
>> using the secret key.  Some versions of PGP, in fact, do this
> I just wrote a tool to convert a secret key into a public one.  It is
> actually a new option for gpgsplit and available in the CVS. It will
> also be included in 1.2.1 I hope to release soon.
> It works like this
>   gpgsplit --no-split --secret-to-public secret.gpg >publickey.gpg
> One should first try to export the secret key and convert just this one.
>  Using the entire secring should work too.  After this has been done,
> the publickey.gpg can be imported into gpg as usual.
> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner


I can't thank you enough. I'll check this out of CVS and give it a shot.