Organizing groups of Keys

Michael Fladerer fladerer at
Wed Nov 24 19:05:12 CET 2010

On Thu Nov 25, 2010 at 00:53:32 +1100, Ben McGinnes wrote:
> On 24/11/10 10:35 PM, Aaron Berthold wrote:
> > Alternatively, is there a way to work with multiple-but-distinct
> > keyrings without manually renaming the files and restarting the software
> > when you want to switch? So I could have a keyring for work, one for
> > study, etc.
> You can specify an additional keyring with the --keyring command, but
> I believe that this is just an addition to the default keyring(s) and
> not an override.

The gpg manpage says:

--keyring file
       Add file to the current list of keyrings. (...)

       If the intent is  to use the specified keyring alone, use --keyring 
       along with --no-default-keyring.



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