What is the purpose of all files in ~/.gnupg ?
JPClizbe at comcast.net
Mon Feb 23 13:21:20 CET 2004
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Nikolas Garofil wrote:
> What is the meaning of the following files:
> gpg.conf : Configuration of the gpg-program (I think)
> pubring.gpg : Stores all public passwords (I think)
> pubring.gpg~ : ?
> random_seed : Used to create good random passwords (just a guess)
> secring.gpg : Stores all secret passwords (I think)
> trustdb.gpg : ?
At a minimum, I'd take gpg.conf and the three *.gpg files.
secring.gpg : Your private keys - can't work without them
pubring.gpg : Your and your correspondent's public keys
trustdb.gpg : Trust settings assigned to your and to other's keys
gpg.conf : Configuration settings for your environment
The manner of transmission is up to you. I've used ZIP disk, LS-120
floppies, USB sticks, and PCMCIA Flash ROM cards at various times.
You're free to just copy the files to the backup medium, make a tarball,
encrypt the tarball, whatever you wish.
John P. Clizbe Inet: JPClizbe(a)comcast DOT nyet
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