signing non default key
simon at bleah.co.uk
Fri Apr 29 20:41:42 CEST 2011
On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 11:04:40AM -0700, Yard, John wrote:
> Forgive the newbie question:
> I want to sign a key , I use
> /opt/freeware/gnupg1.4.10/bin/gpg --edit-key Yard2004_UCLA
> This issue is , I need to sign this key with another key ,
> How can this be done / what is the syntax for this ?
Use the -u option to specify a key other than the default. This is in
the gpg(1) man page:
Present a menu which enables you to do all key related tasks:
Make a signature on key of user name If the key is not yet
signed by the default user (or the users given with -u), the
program displays the information of the key again, together
with its fingerprint and asks whether it should be signed.
This question is repeated for all users specified with -u.
-u, --local-user name
Use name as the user ID to sign. This option is silently ignored
for the list commands, so that it can be used in an options
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
simple system that works.—John Gall
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