Two questions

Andrew Berg bahamut at
Sat Jun 23 20:02:37 CEST 2007

Hash: RIPEMD160
Joseph Oreste Bruni wrote:
> 2. Your key ID will be a number (e.g. CD55 18C7) not your name. If
> the name you indicate matches more than one key, the first is
> assumed. The only way to exactly specify a key is by its
> (relativetly) unique key ID.
"Andrew Berg" returns my old key; "Andrew Berg
<bahamut at>" returns the newer key.
> I'm not sure if this answers your question. Here is another answer
> to your question with a different interpretation: If you have a key
> with multiple UID's and you want to change your primary UID, select
> the UID using "UID #" and then use the "primary" command from
> within the "--edit-key" menu.
They're two different keys.

John Clizbe wrote:
> If you have multiple keys that match a given search term, ie
> "Andrew Berg", then the easiest way to avoid ambiguity is to refer
> to the keys via the short hexadecimal key ID
Yeah, but I tend to remember my name much more easily than my key ID.

> 0xdecafbad

> You also may wish to specify the new key as the default-key along
> with various other helpful settings in gpg.conf.
I can't get the format right.

I thought of something: why not delete the old key outright? Not only
has it been revoked, but that email address doesn't even exist anymore
(which is why I revoked it).

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