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Richard Cattien rc.foreign at gmx.net
Wed Dec 31 13:56:40 CET 2003


On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 09:57:42AM -0500, Dennis Lambe Jr. wrote:
> malsyned at localhost malsyned $ gpg --list-key lambe
> pub  4096R/F53BA904 2003-04-21 Dennis Patrick Lambe Jr.
>            ^ Key-ID            ^ User-ID ("UID" for short)
Thank you very much! That helped a lot. I wonder why this isn't
mentioned anywhere in the documentation.

> When you want to refer to a key on the command line, you must do it via
> its key-id or any unique substring of its UID.  So if i wanted to, for
> example, generate a revocation certificate for my key, any of these
> command lines would get the job done:
> gpg -o revoke.asc --gen-revoke F53BA904
> gpg -o revoke.asc --gen-revoke "Dennis Patrick Lambe Jr."
> gpg -o revoke.asc --gen-revoke lambe
>      (assuming no one else's UID contains the substring "lambe")
> Note that you can refer to a key via the Key-ID of its primary (signing)
> key, or any of its (encrypting or signing) subkeys, and by any part of
> any UID attached to it.

Good to know, but at the moment i don't yet know the meaning of subkeys
and signing stuff, but i'm actually into it.


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