key question

David Shaw dshaw at
Sun Mar 7 18:53:51 CET 2010

On Mar 7, 2010, at 11:46 AM, MFPA wrote:

> The default configurations of PGP and gpg ask for a name, email
> address, and comment when you create a key. Last time I looked (v8.x),
> PGP would not even create a key without something that looked like an
> email address - hence the a at b.c in my UID. (And yes, I know gpg now
> allows you to omit the email address without having to use --expert,
> but you are still asked for it.)

There is no 'now' here.  This is not new behavior in GPG, and the expert flag never had anything to do with it (indeed, the behavior predates the existence of the --expert flag).  When GPG asks you for an email address, just hit return.  GPG doesn't care one way or the other.


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