getting an encrypted file to show what public key was used

Werner Koch wk at
Tue May 29 17:35:08 CEST 2012

On Tue, 29 May 2012 15:45, lefevre.10 at said:

> $> gpg --decrypt sensitive_file.gpg
> gpg: encrypted with ELG-E key, ID F1940956
> gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available


   gpg --keyid-format long --decrypt sensitive_file.gpg

to see the non-abbreviated key ID as stored in the file.  Use this to
find the key on a server, etc.



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