How do I check a copy of my public key?

Thomas Sjögren thomas at
Tue Dec 2 17:50:46 CET 2003

On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:43:28AM -0700, Paul E Condon wrote:
> But, my understanding is that --recv-key <keyid> will *merge* any *new*
> information from the keyserver into the *existing* record on my keychain,
> and, I already know that the new information is on my keychain. 

That is correct.

> I want to
> check that the new information, which I just sent, was successfully
> received. I can use --list-keys to check my own key chains. Thats not
> my question. 

Then the best way is probably use the keyservers own interface for
searching and viewing keys.

> Or is the information from the keyserver always assumed to be authoritative,
> and overwrites any conflicting information on the local key chain? I doubt
> that that is a good thing to do, but I am a newbie at this.

It doesnt overwrite anything, just appends for example signatures to
your key.

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