David Gray David.Gray at
Wed Nov 4 12:43:42 CET 2009

Hi Michel, 
Thanks for the information, most useful. 


-----Original Message-----
From: gnupg-users-bounces at [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Michel Messerschmidt
Sent: 02 November 2009 11:10
To: gnupg-users at
Subject: Re: gpg.conf

On Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 10:51:46AM -0000, David Gray wrote:
> Could anyone point me in the right direction for a manual/examples 
> on how to edit the gpg.conf file for GnuPG 2.0.12 (GPG 4 Win)?

Within this manual you'll find:
    This is the standard configuration file read by gpg2 on startup. It may contain any valid long option; the leading two dashes may not be entered and the option may not be abbreviated. This default name may be changed on the command line (see option –options). You should backup this file.

Valid options are listed in

> I would like to see examples of how to add further keyrings

Use the "keyring" option:
--keyring file
    Add file to the current list of keyrings. If file begins with a tilde and a slash, these are replaced by the $HOME directory. If the filename does not contain a slash, it is assumed to be in the GnuPG home directory ("~/.gnupg" if --homedir or $GNUPGHOME is not used).

    Note that this adds a keyring to the current list. If the intent is to use the specified keyring alone, use --keyring along with --no-default-keyring. 


Gnupg-users mailing list
Gnupg-users at

More information about the Gnupg-users mailing list