unadorned key

Atom 'Smasher' atom at suspicious.org
Mon Jun 7 02:08:53 CEST 2004

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On Wed, 2 Jun 2004, Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote:

> Hi, is there any way of extracting a public key without any non-self
> signatures from GnuPG (ie. key material, uids and self-signatures only)?
> I can't seem to find any obvious way of doing this, and I don't know if
> there's something I've missed.

you want to have a copy of the key without anyone else's signature on it?

export a copy of the key and SAVE IT AS A BACKUP COPY.

then go into --edit-key, select a UID, and 'delsig' to get rid of unwanted
signatures. DO NOT DELETE SELF SIGNATURES!! or more precisely, if there
are multiple self-sigs per UID, leave the most recent one.

of course, you never really get rid of anything form a key, but you'll
have a smaller copy of your key to give to people.


 PGP key - http://atom.smasher.org/pgp.txt
 762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7 582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808

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Comment: What is this gibberish?  -  http://atom.smasher.org/links/#digital_signatures


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