David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Jul 8 05:32:44 CEST 2005

On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 06:25:51PM -0700, Charles Mauch wrote:
> I was browsing through the gnupg manual the other day and was wondering
> about what (if any) conventions are in use for the --sig-policy-url and
> --cert-policy-url options.
> From what I guess, --cert-policy-url should point to a textfile on a website
> describing any details you noted when signing someone's key, for example at
> a keysigning and type types of id presented, etc.
> --sig-policy-url would is where I'm a little unsure.  Is this meant
> to point to a url with the detached signature of the note listed in
> --cert-policy-url?

No.  They both mean the same thing.  The only difference is that
--sig-policy-url is used when signing a file (i.e. --sign), and
--cert-policy-url is used when signing a key (i.e. --sign-key).


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