Expiration Confusion

CL Gilbert Lamont_Gilbert@RigidSoftware.com
Wed Jul 2 12:57:02 2003

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Allan McGuire wrote:
| When creating my key, it was originally for testing purposes and I set
| an expiration date.  Well, it became permanent and now I want to change
| the expiration date to "never".
| I have been able to set the "pub" key and the "sec" key and "ssb" key to
| "never" but not the "sub" key.  The manual seems to say "The expiration
| time is updated by deleting the old self-signature and adding a new
| self-signature".  How do I delete the old signature?  Do I need to
| "expire" the "sub" key?  If so, how do I select it to do that?
|  From the manual and the bits and pieces that I got from the discussion
| threads, I am a little confused on how to do this and what commands to
| use.  I have already destroyed my key once, but I am very thankful for
| backups.
| Thanks
| Allan
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actually the old signature is not deleted.  nothing is ever deleted.
adding a new signature adds a new expiration date.  but I suppose if the
*sigining key* expires you are SOL.

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Thank you,

CL Gilbert
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