How to use a revocation certificate?

Peter Palfrader at
Mon Dec 1 18:24:27 CET 2003

On Mon, 01 Dec 2003, Paul E Condon wrote:

> I'm just getting started in using GPG. I've generated a key-pair,
> and generated a revocation certificate per the HOWTO, but ...
> I realize I do not know how to *use* this revocation certificate if
> the need should ever arise. How do I do this?

Import it into your keyring using "gpg --import rev.cert" and then send
your (now revoked) key to the keyservers
"gpg --keyserver --send <your key id>"

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