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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