auto key locate using keyid

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Mar 4 05:58:50 CET 2009

On Mar 3, 2009, at 12:27 PM, Joseph Oreste Bruni wrote:

> Is there a way to have GnuPG automatically retrieve a key for  
> encryption similar to the way the "auto-key-locate" feature works,  
> but when specifying a keyid instead of an email address? For  
> example, if someone has a key id, but not a key, I would like gpg to  
> automatically pull the key from my configured key server.

This is not currently possible.  It seems like it should be (the  
principle of least surprise dictates that it should work with anything  
that can be passed to '-r').

Let me think about this a bit.


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