key edit question // adding a comment

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Mar 1 18:47:03 CET 2005

On Tue, Mar 01, 2005 at 07:18:51AM -0800, vedaal at wrote:
> is it possible to add a 'comment' to a key after it is made?
> during key generation, gnupg asks if the user wants to enter a 
> comment
> example:
> comment: (please, local signature only)
> having this type of comment might alert people not to sign the key,
> and decrease people's reluctance on having their keys on a server
> (the ideal keyserver situation would be to allow only the key owner 
> to upload his/her key to a keyserver, and to obtain whatever 
> signatures desired on that key, directly from the signers, and then 
> upload it)
> anyway,
> could not figure out how to add a comment to a key after it has 
> already been generated
> any ideas on how this could be done?

The comment is part of the user ID.  If you want a new comment, you
need to make a new user ID.


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