What is the purpose of all files in ~/.gnupg ?
Dennis Lambe Jr.
malsyned at cif.rochester.edu
Mon Feb 23 09:12:12 CET 2004
On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 06:18, Nikolas Garofil wrote:
> What is the meaning of the following files:
gpg.conf : Configuration of the gpg-program
pubring.gpg : Stores all public keys
pubring.gpg~ : an older backup of pubring.gpg
random_seed : ?
secring.gpg : Stores all secret keys
trustdb.gpg : Stores the amount of trust you've assigned to each of the keys in your public keyring
> If i would delete gnupg and install it on a other pc then which files do i
> have to backup ? (i guess i only need secring.gpg)
You should back up at least the information in pubring.gpg and
secring.gpg, but as Peter said, the --export-*-key and --import commands
are a cleaner way to do it.
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