which revoke?

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sun Oct 7 17:15:17 CEST 2007

On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 06:56:01AM +0300, Marcus Sundman wrote:
> Hi,
> How can I find out which key a revoke file revokes?
> I'm very new to gpg. I played around with it and thought that my keys
> were only on my own computer so when I was finished I deleted all but
> one. Turned out they were on a public server, and since I deleted the
> secret keys I guess there's no way to remove them. However, I found a
> file named "revoke.txt" in ~/.gnupg/ and I'd like to use it to revoke
> at least one of the test-keys unless the revoke is for the only key I
> still have the secret key for, but how can I know?

Just run 'gpg revoke.txt'.  It will print out what key the revoker is
for.  It doesn't actually revoke the key until you do 'gpg --import


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