Change comments?

Malte Gell malte.gell at
Mon Dec 15 19:20:21 CET 2003

Am Montag, 15. Dezember 2003 15:40 schrieb David Shaw:
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 09:32:30AM -0500, Stephan Debelle wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I recently created a key but would like to change the data I
> > included in the comments, I believe we can use the "updpref"
> > command to change the preferences, any idea how to change the
> > comment field?
> The comments are part of the user ID string, and are not changeable.

Would it be a bad idea to change this? For instance I have a key solely 
to use with ICQ and its comment string contains the ICQ UIN. Should the 
UIN ever change I had to add a new dummy uid to create a new comment 
string with the new UIN. IF the comment string could be edited this 
wouldn't be necessary. What do you think about making the comment 
string more flexible? Of course any change would be protected by the 


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