setting expiration dates

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Jun 1 20:31:26 CEST 2007

On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 11:01:02AM -0700, Joseph Oreste Bruni wrote:
> When creating a new subkey, I'm given the option of setting an expiration. 
> The prompt allows me to specify a duration for the new subkey.
> Please specify how long the key should be valid.
>          0 = key does not expire
>       <n>  = key expires in n days
>       <n>w = key expires in n weeks
>       <n>m = key expires in n months
>       <n>y = key expires in n years
> Key is valid for? (0)
> Is it possible to set an explicit date (e.g. 31 Dec) rather than a 
> duration? I suppose I could compute the number of days, but that's 
> annoying.

Yes, it is possible.  At the prompt, enter the date in YYYY-MM-DD


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