key edit question // adding a comment

markus reichelt ml at
Tue Mar 1 18:53:52 CET 2005

vedaal at wrote:
> there is a clumsy/ugly but quite effective workaround:
> add an new keyid with the same user id but with the new comment,
> then delete the old keyid without the comment

Wouldn't this affect signatures the key/uid in question has received?
I don't have the time to test it right now, but I believe so. Given
that I'm going to hunt some sig3s down next weekend I'd better not
test it with my main keys, eh ;-)

Anyway, if you already temper with UIDs, just add a new one (of
whatever content) and fill the comment field according to your needs.
This won't affect the other UIDs' signatures.

Bastard Administrator in $hell

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