keypair to/from armor format

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Tue Jan 29 05:15:47 CET 2008

Steven Woody wrote:
> I don't trust any electrical medium ( USB disk, DVD-R and so on ) as
> backup copy of my keypairs. I think I want hardcopy of my keys.  In
> the user manual, however, I learned how to export/import public keys
> ( in armor mode ). but I don't see how to do the same on the private
> key. Is it possible? Thanks.

For a hardcopy backup of your secret key, you might also find paperkey
(which David wrote) useful:

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