non-exportable OpenPGP certifications [was: Re: hashed user IDs ]

Ben McGinnes ben at
Fri Mar 11 16:31:56 CET 2011

On 12/03/11 12:33 AM, David Shaw wrote:
> As a general rule, most gpg options can be shortened, so long as
> they are still unique. 

A bit like IOS commands, good to know.

> So the real name for the option is "export-local-sigs", but
> "export-local" or even "export-l" is fine (and "export" would not be
> as gpg can't tell if you mean export-local-sigs, or
> export-attributes, or...)

Makes sense.

> If you're documenting or scripting things, it's good practice to
> give the full name since you never know if we're going to add a
> "export-lovely-sigs" option or some such, and thus make "export-l"
> non unique.

That's sensible, although I'd be a little disturbed if there ever was
an "export-lovely-sigs" (presumably "export-despised-sigs" would be
the opposite).  ;)


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