changing the default for --keyid-format [was: Re: getting an encrypted file to show what public key was used]

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Tue May 29 18:02:59 CEST 2012

Am Di 29.05.2012, 11:51:06 schrieb Daniel Kahn Gillmor:

> I think switching the default to "long" would be on balance a Good Thing.

A smaller change which should "solve" most of these problems could be to 
change the error message. If gpg is operating with the short format then a 
respective hint could be added:

"gpg is currently operation with short ID format. This prevents short ID 
collisions from being easily detected. You may want to run gpg with the option 
'--keyid-format long' to check the long IDs."

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