paperkey // ? feature request
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Feb 10 18:57:07 CET 2009
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 12:41:12PM -0500, vedaal at hush.com wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 11:30:07 -0500 David Shaw
> <dshaw at jabberwocky.com> wrote:
> >You don't need paperkey to do this. Just use GPG. If you import
> >secret key and you don't have the matching public key, GPG will
> >automatically create a public key from the secret key.
> but i need paperkey to store the 'whole' secret key with the public
> key part,
> not only the secret parts added to the public kry ... :-)
Then that's just storing a secret key. Paperkey works by removing the
redundant part of a secret key (i.e. the embedded public key, the user
IDs, signatures, etc). When you restore the secret key, you need to
provide a copy of the public key so that paperkey can restore the
secret key (putting back the redundant parts).
If you can't remove the redundant parts, then you're basically storing
a secret key, unchanged.
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