Revoking a key with revoke cert

Neil Williams linux at
Mon Nov 17 18:55:49 CET 2003

On Monday 17 Nov 2003 10:33 am, Jens Kubieziel wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a key with a forgotten passphrase (0x738FECB0) and want to revoke
> this with the inherent revoke certificate. I did a "gpg --import cert"
> and gpg told me that it imported one revoke cert. But when I look at that
> key there is no indication (like [revoked] or something else) that this
> key is really revoked. So how can I see if this key is really revoked?

gpg --list-sigs keyid

or if there are a lot of sigs by keys not in your keyring,

gpg --check-sigs keyid 

The top line will indicate [revoked].

Or, if you edit the key, the trust level will be indicated with R at the end.
trust: n/r

Try with:

It's a revoked key on the keyservers that once belonged to a friend of mine.

> Thanks

0x738FECB0 hasn't been exported as revoked yet, I can't check using that. 


Neil Williams
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