removing a misplaced comment in UID

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Nov 7 04:23:40 CET 2007

On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 09:48:32PM -0500, Robert D. wrote:
> I am sure I goofed. I am unsure how to correct it now that I sent my
> keys to the servers.
> When I made the revised keys, I put in /name/ and /comment/ and /email addy/
> the *comment* part, I should have ignored. However I was thinking of the
> line seen often under "Version" a /note/ or /comment/ but I put the line
> in that UID comment field. Now I have this huge UID with /my name/ &&
> "keys at so-and-so" && emailATemail
> can I remove the comment?

Now that the key has been sent to the servers, no, you can't remove
it.  What you can do is revoke that user ID and make a new one that
looks the way you want.  This doesn't remove the old user ID, but does
hide it so it is not seen in most cases.


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