Not able to decrypt gpg file
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Sep 23 18:13:46 CEST 2008
On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 03:08:17PM +0530, Bindu Ramakrishnan wrote:
> I have created a gpg key in my pc and the key was used for encrypting a
> file. Now for official reasons I had to shift to another pc and I tried
> to import my secret key also to the new pc. But I didn't find any way of
> doing it and so finally I copied the .gnupg folder from my old pc to the
> new pc. Now whenever I try gpg command I get following error
> gpg: /home/bindur/.gnupg/gpg.conf:1: keyword too long
> gpg: /home/bindur/.gnupg/gpg.conf:2: invalid option
> gpg: /home/bindur/.gnupg/gpg.conf:163: invalid option
> Unfortunately now I am getting the same error in my old pc also. Now I
> am stranded without any options for decrypting the file.
> Can anyone please help me to come out of this mess?
It seems you managed to replace your gpg.conf config file with
something completely not a gpg.conf file. Take a look at the file and
see what happened to it. If need be, you can delete it and run with
the defaults, or try to find a backup copy of it.
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