"Please select what kind of key you want" ~~ suggestion to developers

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Mon Feb 23 22:19:53 CET 2009

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 11:55:51AM -0500, gerry_lowry (alliston ontario canada) wrote:
> The easier it is for beginners to understand PGP/GPG technology,
> the faster its adoption into general use by the public will occur.
> Suggestion: add help as an option to 
>             gpg --gen-key
> and      gpg  --edit-key   [ ID ]   addkey
> Example:
>    Please select what kind of key you want:
>    (1) DSA and Elgamal (default)
>    (2) DSA (sign only)
>    (5) RSA (sign only)
>    (h) help on the above choices

While I more or less agree with Robert, and would note that the GPG
built-in help is more intended as a reminder for those who already
have some understanding of the concepts (you're not going to learn to
code in C from the man pages), try typing a '?' here.


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