how to transfer a secret key to another comp?
linux at codehelp.co.uk
Wed Jun 16 10:24:49 CEST 2004
On Wednesday 16 June 2004 8:26, Bruno Boettcher wrote:
> laptop:~/$ gpg --sign testfile
> gpg: secret key parts are not available
> gpg: no default secret key: general error
You are asking gpg to sign the file without specifying a key to use to create
the signature, either as a default key (~/.gnupg/gpg.conf) or on the command
from man gpg:
-u, --local-user name
Use name as the user ID to sign with. This option is
silently ignored for the list commands, so that
it can be used in an options file.
laptop:~/$ gpg -u KEYID --sign testfile
or in ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf :
You can always override the default if you have a second secret key to hand:
neil at garfield:~$ gpg -u a897fd02 --sign dead.letter
You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
user: "Neil Williams (laptop) "
1024-bit DSA key, ID A897FD02, created 2002-01-27
neil at garfield:~$ gpg --verify dead.letter.gpg
gpg: Signature made Wed Jun 16 09:23:13 2004 BST using DSA key ID A897FD02
gpg: Good signature from "Neil Williams (laptop) "
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