More than 1 secret key: how do I specify which one --sign uses?

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Thu May 12 20:34:08 CEST 2011

On 05/12/2011 11:48 AM, pjcs wrote:
> I have 3 secret keys in my keyring for different purposes.  If I --sign a
> document, is there any way to specify which key is to be used?

The man page suggests --default-key or --local-user:

>       --default-key name
>               Use name as the default key to sign with. If this option is  not
>               used,  the  default  key  is  the  first key found in the secret
>               keyring.  Note that -u or --local-user overrides this option.
>       --local-user name
>        -u     Use  name  as  the key to sign with. Note that this option over‐
>               rides --default-key.



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