gpg --batch --yes --edit-key trust

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Fri Jul 23 16:51:40 CEST 2010

On 07/23/2010 07:35 AM, mark at wrote:
>>  On Fri 23/07/10 11:48 AM , David Smith Dave.Smith at sent:
>>> I need to be able to ultimately trust a public key
>>> in batch mode, that I have downloaded automatically with wget from an
>>> internal server over HTTPS.
>> I think that you might be confusing "trust" with "validity".
> I don't think I'm confused.  I need this for verifying digital signatures only.  I'm not encrypting.

If i understand you correctly, I think you want --import-ownertrust.

feed it the equivalent of the output of  gpg --export-ownertrust, and
you should be able to do what you're looking for.

You'll need to know the key's full fingerprint, though.


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