Tool for armored key examination

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder avbidder at
Wed Jan 21 12:38:46 CET 2004

On Wednesday 21 January 2004 10:59, Nicolas Duboc wrote:
>    Hi all,
>  Is there a way to examine a key available in a file without importing
> it in a keyring ?
>  I would like to see what exactly is in the armored key I exported from
> my keyring.


Just pipe the key into gpg, without specifying --import:

~$ gpg < web/gpg/92082481 
pub  1024D/92082481 2002-02-22 Adrian von Bidder <avbidder at>
uid                            [jpeg image of size 1956]
sub  1024g/08C279D8 2002-02-22  [expires: 2012-02-20]
sub  1024D/BDDF997A 2002-08-21  [expires: 2007-08-20]
sub  1024D/E5A7F7D6 2002-08-22  [expires: 2007-08-21]

If you're interested in a more detailed (and more technical) view: use gpg 
--list-packets. (I warned you: it is really a very technical view of the 

-- vbi

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