gpgv vs. gpg --verify

Neil Williams linux at
Sun Oct 19 22:01:37 CEST 2003

On Friday 17 Oct 2003 7:51 pm, Michael Chalvatzis wrote:
> Hello all,
> after I tried a while to see the difference between gpgv and "gpg
> --verify", I googled about an hour to recognize that these commands use two
> different keyfiles (gpgv -> ~/.gnupg/trustedkeys.gpg ; "gpg --verify" ->
> ~/.gnupg/ trustdb.gpg)
> Can anybody explain me why this is so?

trustdb is from editing the trust on the key. gpg --edit-key

> My initial problem was that I didn't know how to add keys to the
> trustedkeys.gpg? Can anybody tell me how this works?

I'd expect it to be related to this part of gpg.conf:
# If you have more than 1 secret key in your keyring, you may want to
# uncomment the following option and set your preferred keyid.

#default-key 621CC013

Just a guess.


Neil Williams
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