How to check fingerprint without importing?
Michael W. Lucas
mwlucas at blackhelicopters.org
Wed Jul 13 13:31:57 CEST 2005
On Tue, Jul 05, 2005 at 05:40:54PM -0700, Penelope Fudd wrote:
> The second (hypothetical) problem is:
> I've just received a GPG key file from an anonymous source, stripped
> of all plaintext. According to what I've read, I need to import the key
> file before I can display anything about it, but I really don't want to
> do that, for fear of 'discovering' a new security exploit. (I'm sure
> none of us here can say there are no bugs in any given program, owing to
> the fact that God doesn't use mailing lists AFAIK.)
> How do I print out details of GPG key files (fingerprints, owner, etc)
> without importing them?
I usually import questionable stuff into a different $GPGHOME if I'm
Mind you, there's probably a more elegant way to do this...
Michael W. Lucas mwlucas at FreeBSD.org, mwlucas at BlackHelicopters.org
"The cloak of anonymity protects me from the nuisance of caring." -Non Sequitur
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