gpg --edit-key when the key has many signatures

Thomas Viehmann tv at
Wed Jul 21 08:40:49 CEST 2004

David Shaw wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2004 at 10:22:47PM +0200, Thomas Viehmann wrote:
>>sometimes when editing a key (in order to sign a specific uid associated
>>with the key) it takes quite a while until the command prompt shows. It
>>seems to be related to the number of signatures on the key and occurs
>>also when only the key to be signed and the signing key are in the
>>public keyring.

> How long is "quite a while"?
3 Minutes 5 Seconds

> How many is a "number of signatures"?
A total of 3300 signatures on 16 uids.

(That's on a notebook with Pentium M 1.5 with Debian.)


Thomas Viehmann, <>

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