David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Apr 29 05:17:12 CEST 2009

On Apr 28, 2009, at 9:48 PM, Allen Schultz wrote:

> I made a key with default settings. Can I delte the encrypting
> subkey that has not expiration date and remake one with an
> expiration date?

There are many answers to your question.  Basically, yes, you could,  
but no, you almost certainly don't want to do it that way.  In  
virtually all situations, the best way to handle this is to revoke the  
subkey you no longer want and then make a new subkey with whatever  
expiration date you desire.


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