Restoring a backup key

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Sun Oct 31 20:17:20 CET 2010

Osama Khalid wrote:
> Hello,
> When I generated my OpenPGP smartcard, I asked GPG to save a backup
> version of the key. It did that in an
> "sk_<random_letters_and_numbers>.gpg" file.
> Now I'm trying to find a way to restore my secret key.
> I was wondering about the correct way to do that.

	gpg --edit-key XYZ...
	bkuptocard sk_<random_letters_and_numbers>.gpg

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:John (a)
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Q:"Just how do the residents of Haiku, Hawai'i hold conversations?"
A:"An odd melody / island voices on the winds / surplus of vowels"

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