simplifying the use of --throw-keyid option
Mon Apr 7 12:06:02 2003

>Message: 2
>Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 08:43:56 -0500
>From: David Shaw <>
>Subject: Re: simplifying the use of --throw-keyid option

>The development branch has better handling of such messages.  Instead
>of prompting for each secret key, it prompts for a single passphrase
>and tries it against all keys.  This will be in 1.4.

suggestions: {if not already implemented }

[1] can the 16k space be increased,
as people are importing 4k pgp dh and rsa v4 keys, if they have 5 secret
keys, the 'try all secrets' shuts off

[2] can there be an option where one can choose to have gnupg inform

the user if the passphrase is entered incorrectly for that key,
{especially useful for 'secure' passphrases, entered from the commandline,
 where mistyping may be common)

[3] can there be selective anonymity, where if encrypting to multiple
recipients, to specify the key-id for the throw keyid, and leave the
others intact,
(or, if easier to implement, an option for -ignore-throw-keyid
for each key that one wants to not be anonymous 

with Respect,


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