editing User ID

James P. Howard, II jh at jameshoward.us
Tue Apr 22 20:45:02 CEST 2008

Generally speaking, yes.  But if the user has not yet published his
key, there is no harm in just removing it.


On 4/22/08, Ismael Valladolid Torres <ivalladt at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 6:13 PM, David Shaw <dshaw at jabberwocky.com> wrote:
> >  The way to do what you want is to add a new user ID, with the correct
> >  information (gpg --edit-key then "adduid"), then remove the old
> >  incorrect UID.  There are two ways to remove that:
> Isn't it more logical to revoke the old ID instead of removing it?
> There could be a lot of public keyrings out there with the incorrect
> ID and it won't get revoked by simply deleting it from the original
> key.
> Sorry if I misunderstood the point...
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