Q: List format with --with-colons option

Bernard bht at actrix.gen.nz
Wed Sep 28 09:39:22 CEST 2005

Hi all

I am writing a basic front end with limited gpg functionality.
My knowledge of gpg is not great and as a start I need some help with
the list format of --list-secret-keys and --list-public-keys.

I found that the --with-colons option returns the most details and
appears to be more machine readable but I don't know what some fields

Where would I find documentation about this?

I don't know, for example with --list-secret-keys:

sec::1024:17:F27DA7F7725BBB9D:2003-10-23::::myname at actrix.gen.nz
(myname at actrix.gen) <myname at actrix.gen>:::

the meaning of 17 in

and how is the key ID extracted from the output? I just guess that
it's the last 8 characters of

sec::1024:17:F27DA7F7725BBB9D:2003-10-23::::myname at actrix.gen.nz

Many thanks


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