Delete secret key without public key

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Mon Mar 22 14:17:47 CET 2010

Am Samstag 20 März 2010 15:17:55 schrieb André Ludwig:

> So I tried out to find the long keyID for my problematic secret key. But
>  the "--use-colons"-option doesn't really work with --edit-key after a
>  "toggle", it only gives me my user IDs. "gpg2 --delete-secret-key
>  AB756AEB" doesn't work either. So how can I get the long keyID or how can
>  I delete this secret-key?

I think this solves your problem:

gpg --keyid-format long --edit-key ...

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