beginner to gnupg

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Tue Oct 30 15:40:48 CET 2007

bjr149 wrote:
> C:\GNU\GnuPG>gpg --export "key name" > C:\GNU\GnuPG\public.key

By default, GnuPG will export keys in binary format.  This is more
space-efficient, but is not readable to humans.  (I don't think that's a
big loss, given that the human-readable version isn't all that readable
to humans, either.)


gpg --armor --export "key name" > C:\GNU\GnuPG\public.key

... and it should work.

Note that it's "--armor --export", not "--export --armor".  The former
will work fine.  The latter will try to export a key named "--armor",
which will probably not work fine, unless your keyring has far more
interesting people than mine.  :)

> Can you have more than one key with the same name and a different user name?


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