--list-sigs, --check-sigs and --list-keys

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Wed Feb 2 16:40:55 CET 2005

On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 01:19:25PM +0100, Sascha Kiefer wrote:
> Hi.
> 1. is it true that --check-sigs and --list-sigs have pretty much the 
> same output: --check-sigs just adds the signature information?

--list-sigs shows the sigs.  --check-sigs goes one step further and
checks the sigs for validity.

> 2. is there a significant performance difference between --check-sigs 
> and --list-sigs?

In general --check-sigs is going to be slower as there is more work to
do.  Whether it is significant or not depends on a number of factors.
In most cases with 1.4.0, it's not even noticable.  In some cases
(with Elgamal signatures and older GnuPG), it's 20-30 minutes slower.


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