clean sigs

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Sep 7 19:23:06 CEST 2005

On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 05:41:27PM +0200, Dirk Traulsen wrote:
> Hi!
> I loaded a new key from a keyserver and cleaned it in the '--edit-
> key' shell.
> When I controlled the result with 'gpg --list-sigs 08B0A90B',
> I found a lot of expired signatures. If you look at the output at 
> sigs from the key CA57AD7C, you see that there are 7 valid newer 
> signatures from this key and a lot of older expired signatures.
> I thought, that these sigs should be deleted, if there is a newer 
> valid signature from the same key.
> >From the man page:
> --edit-key KEY
> clean  sigs      ... It also removes any  signature
>                       that  is superceded by a later signature...

I can't seem to duplicate your problem here.  Are you sure you saved
the result when you exited from --edit-key?


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