What does the "sub" entry of a key mean?

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 21:19:37 CET 2011

On Sat, 15 Jan 2011 12:40:57 -0500, "Robert J. Hansen"
<rjh at sixdemonbag.org> wrote:

>(Responding to David, but this is really meant for the OP)
>On 1/15/2011 12:27 PM, David Shaw wrote:
>> I note that you are trying to parse the output, though.  That is a
>> bad idea, as the format is intended for human consumption, and not
>> machine parsing.  The machine format is stable, and the human format
>> is subject to change.  Use the --with-colons option to enable machine
>> parsing.
>Some time ago I wrote up a BNF for the machine-readable format, and
>posted it to gnupg-devel.  You might want to search the archives for it:
>you might find it useful.

I tried searching google for your name and "gpg machine readable" but
came up with unusable suggestions.

Please post a link to your document. (What does BNF mean?)

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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