--edit-key Information

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Mon Dec 14 17:56:28 CET 2009

On 12/14/2009 11:26 AM, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 09:46:44 -0500 (EST), Gary Hanley wrote:
>> Where do I find information about the "D" in "1024D" and the "g" in 
>> "4096g"? What are the other potential values?
> In the source ;-). gnupg/g10/keyid.c:

maybe this info could go in DETAILS as well?

>> And although the answer may be obvious or intuitive, is there a source 
>> of information that describes the values of the "usage:" flags?
> I am not sure whether it is explicitly documented.  In
> gnupg/doc/DETAILS you can find the assignments we have:
> 12. Field:  Key capabilities:
>                 e = encrypt
>                 s = sign
>                 c = certify
>                 a = authentication

If you're curious about what these words themselves mean in the context
of OpenPGP, you might be interested in the relevant section of the




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