decrypt-file updates trustdb?

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Feb 24 18:11:27 CET 2012

On Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:48, David.Vazquez-Landa at said:

> understand why, if I'm just decrypting a file, gpg asks for write
> permission to trustdb.gpg, pubring.gpg and pubring.bak. In other
> words, I wouldn't expect my command to have to write anything. Alas, I

If you encrypt something GPG computes the validity of the keys by
looking at the key signatures and assigned ownertrust values.  The
trustdb is updated as a result of this.  GPG also keeps a key signature
validation status cache in the pubring.



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