Detection of sign-only vs. sign-and-encrypt keys
stoyan at adiumdesign.com
Tue Jun 22 20:53:49 CEST 2004
when you type:
look in the input after the type of the key (pub|sup) is the length of
the key folowed by a single letter (for example '1024g') this letter
tells you what is the what kind exactly is the key.
read this: http://www.gnupg.org/gph/en/manual.html#AEN244
Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Marcus Frings wrote:
>>> could anyone please point me to the right section in the man page
>>> (which I'm obviously missing) how I can find out with a single gpg
>>> command line option if a key is just a sign-only key or a "normal"
>>> sign-and-encrypt key?
> i'm not sure if there's a command to tell you that, as such.
> one way to do it is this:
> $ echo test | gpg --trust-model always -er 0xD9F57808 2> /dev/null >
> /dev/null ; echo $?
> if it says "0" the key can be used for encryption. anything else means
> the key can't be used for encryption... maybe because there's no
> encryption key, maybe because it's expired, revoked, not found ...
> PGP key - http://atom.smasher.org/pgp.txt
> 762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7 582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808
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