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

Thomas Viehmann tv at
Wed Jul 21 21:05:24 CEST 2004

David Shaw wrote:
> Check something for me - you say there are 16 uids.  Do an --edit-key
> on this key and count them.  Then do a --list-keys on this key and
> again count the uids.  Do all the numbers match?
No, they're 16 uids in the list and 8 on edit, as one might expect from
these figures, all uid's are there twice.

> Also, is --list-keys really slow like --edit-key or is it fast?  If
> --list-keys is fast, then check if --check-sigs on this key is slow.
list keys is fast, check sigs is fast.

> There are two good possible reasons why this key is slow for you, and
> I'm trying to nail down which one.
Yeah, thanks, it looks like it's got something to do with the uids, right?

Kind regards

Thomas Viehmann, <>

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