2.0.14 --gen-key interface nit

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Mar 23 19:13:53 CET 2010

On Mar 23, 2010, at 2:09 PM, MFPA wrote:

>> (so no user IDs, or subkeys either)
> What happens if somebody converts a subkey into a primary key?
> Can they then create UIDs and subkeys for it?

Sure, a key is a key.  What you can do with it (i.e. the concepts of "primary" or "subkey") is defined by the protocol, not by something inherent in the key itself.  If a subkey is changed into a primary key, it can do whatever a primary key can do.


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