gpg utils W9x vs. Linux

Bill Turner turner_bill at
Fri May 21 00:37:52 CEST 2004

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Hello Neil,

Neil Williams wrote:

| On Tuesday 04 May 2004 2:05, Bill Turner wrote:
|>Currently I have a P-300, 128MB, 6GB,
| That doesn't leave you a lot of room - that's less than 3Gb each with
| Time for a second hard drive?

laughing... I knew that when I got it... it's a used system.  Rome
wasn't built in a day.  I have decided though to just go with W98 till I
can get more space.  6GB really isn't enough.  This will give me an
excuse to play around with things like CygWin... :)

Any opinions on CygWin vs. Mingw vs. whatever... for a way to compile
C/C++ programs on Windows.  I have Perl installed.  C/C++ is down the
road a bit but thought I'd ask.  Yes, this is off-topic... maybe you
could discuss this in email then??

| Mozilla and are fairly unique in running on multiple
| most other programs don't. Doesn't look like gpgshell does either.

I agree.  But it's a good kind of unique to be isn't it? :)

|>2.  If not, can someone recommend a good 'general gnupg' util, with
|>similar functionality to gpgshell, for the Linux side of the box?
| So that's a GUI shell on top of GnuPG for Linux. That's OK, almost
exactly the
| same functionality as gpgshell comes as standard in KDE 3.2 using
KGpg. You
| need a fairly recent KDE though. KGpg is KDE only. KDE does not run on
| Windows 95/98/NT or OS/2 (yet). To run KDE, you need to have a UNIX
| There are other GUI frontends for Linux, see the gnupg documentation:

Thanks... I'll keep the bit abt KDE in mind.  I like KDE a lot.  Very
nice environment.  Very nice.

|>Lastly, I intend to install Mozilla on the Linux side of the box in
|>fairly short order.  Does anyone know of a 'quick and mostly painless'
|>way to 'import' the w9x settings, email, and so forth to the Linux side
|>of the box?
| Linux will normally mount the windows partition for you and Mozilla will
| import it's own settings from the windows files. Make a note of where
| are stored on your windows system before you boot Linux.

I'll keep that in mind.  Thanks.

| The keys can be imported by GnuPG, using the appropriate --import and
| --import-ownertrust commands. Make sure you use --export-secret-keys when
| exporting or you'll lose the ability to sign, edit or decrypt. Then use
| --export-ownertrust and redirect it to a file.
| gpg --export-ownertrust > trustfile.gpg
| Make sure you then test your gpg installation, make sure you can
encrypt and
| decrypt as well as sign and verify files, then delete the exported
files -
| you don't want your exported secret key file hanging around!

laughing... no... I guess that just wouldn't do would it...


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~ --
The following information is from a key which has been compromised.
Please contact me directly via email to obtain an updated and current key.

"Bill Turner <wildbill at>"

Type bits /keyID    Date       User ID
pub  1024D/89F6CC2B 2002/10/18 Bill Turner <wildbill at>
Key fingerprint = 2AC6 D850 97A0 5D3A FB22  9237 24DA 6DCC 89F6 CC2B
sig        89F6CC2B             Bill Turner <wildbill at>
~ --
My current (and valid) GPG Public key info follows:

"Bill Turner <turner_bill at>"

Type bits /keyID    Date       User ID
pub 1024D/7A85CF68 2004/04/28 Bill Turner (Tux Rox!)
<turner_bill at>
Key fingerprint = 763D 95D2 CB20 7763 5303  8097 A7D7 6B5D 7A85 CF68
sig   7A85CF68    Bill Turner (Tux Rox!) <turner_bill at>
~ --

Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (MingW32)


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