Import PGP Secret Keys

Simon H. Garlick sgarlick at
Wed Jan 3 01:33:26 CET 2007

On 1/2/07, John Rowan <jrowan at> wrote:
> I need to import public and private keys created by PGP 8.0.  GnuPG allows
> me to import the PGP keys, but it imports all of them as public keys.  I
> tried to run > gpg --import --allow-secret-key-import " <filename> ", but it
> still imported the PGP private key as a public key in GnuPG.  Am I missing
> something here?  Ultimately, I need to be able to read files encrypted by
> PGP without having to generate new keys to do so.  I must use the existing
> keys.  At some point, I will need to also encrypt files using these same
> keys.  Thanks in advance for the help.
> John

First things first -- are you sure you're exporting the private keys
from PGP 8 correctly? I ask because it's something obvious that I've
forgotten to do more than once.


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