Questions about generating keys

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Wed Aug 22 17:42:41 CEST 2007

Oskar L. wrote:
> "Name must be at least 5 characters long"
> Why? There are probably many people who like to go only by their
> first name, and have a 3 or 4 character name.

It's generally considered useful to follow the typical format for a
user id (FirstName LastName <user at  You are free to
ignore this and the --allow-freeform-uid option will bypass all checks
on the format of the user id.

Todd        OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xBEAF0CE3 | URL:
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the
most important of all the lessons of history.
    -- Aldous Huxley Collected Essays, 1959

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