Structure of pubring.gpg

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Aug 22 12:36:14 CEST 2006

On Tue, 22 Aug 2006 06:41, Oskar L. said:

> Why are the keys in pubring.gpg in the order in witch they were imported?

pubring.gpg is an internal data structure of gpg and only to be used
by gpg.  If you want to export import stuff, you need to use the gpg
commands --import or --export.

> pubring.gpg in a hex editor. The beginning of both files were identical,
> but from the middle and onward they differed. How and why are keys changed

Check keyring.c to understand why it as been implemented this way.



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