Non-revokable signing of keys?

David Shaw dshaw at
Sat Dec 6 12:35:32 CET 2003

On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 11:22:54PM +0200, Mauri Tikka wrote:
> Hello,
> I could not find an explanation of the difference between revokable
> and non-revokable signing of others' public keys, both available
> with GnuPG.

Revocable means that you can go back later and revoke your signature
if you choose to.  Nonrevocable means you can't.  Nonrevocable isn't
that useful in the real world since people want the ability to revoke
their own signatures.

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