Finding the key-id of an armoured key
Sat Jan 11 00:18:02 2003
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That will give you all sorts of information about the public key,
including the key ID.
On Friday, January 10, 2003, you wrote:
> I need to be able to establish various details about a key (public or
> secret) that is held as armoured text, preferably without having to
> import it into a keyring first.
> Many can be parsed from the output of "gpg --list-packets
> but I can see no reliable way of getting the key id or its digest
> algorithm from this. The digest algorithm can probably be established
> from a self-signature if I know what the key id is so that I can match
> The best I can come up with for the key id is to import the key into a
> temporary keyring and then use --fingerprint, along with options to
> restrict it to the temporary key ring, and parse the output from there.
> This has a lot of problems for me though, and I'd prefer something
> cleaner. It also doesn't work for secret keys, AFAICT.
> Any suggestions as to how I can get this information. I'm sure it
> be simple, but I just can't see it.
> Chris Hastie
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