Finding the key-id of an armoured key

Sat Jan 11 00:18:02 2003

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Paste it into the text window at:

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 
> /path/to/file" 
> 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 
> it.
> 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 
> should 
> be simple, but I just can't see it.
> -- 
> Chris Hastie
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