i want to test my gpg

William L Anderson band@acm.org
Thu Aug 7 16:26:02 2003

Cesar: there is useful information in the Gnu Privacy Handbook at:


The handbook is available in several langauges.

To get your key into a file suitable for posting on a keyserver you
can do the following:

$ gpg --output yourkey.gpg --export --armor your_uid

where your_uid is commonly the email address associated with the
key. The file yourkey.gpg will contain an ascii rendering of your
public key. The contents of this file can be sent to others or posted
to various keyservers, such as the one at http://pgp.mit.edu

Bill Anderson