default keyring file formats
jw72253 at verizon.net
Wed Feb 20 06:05:01 CET 2013
"David Shaw" wrote in message
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On Feb 19, 2013, at 9:27 PM, John A. Wallace <jw72253 at verizon.net> wrote:
> A lot of the documentation I see online includes references to files with
> names like “foo.pub” or “foo.sec” as if these were public key rings and
> secret key rings. However, I am accustomed to seeing keyrings like
> “pubring.gpg” and “secring.gpg”. Were the former of these used as keyring
> files in the past, but nowadays the latter format are used?
Keyrings of that type are just files with multiple keys concatenated
together. The format is effectively the same no matter what the filename
I've often seen foo.pub / foo.sec as a single key (while the pubring.gpg,
pubring.pgp, or pubring.pkr) is the keyring, but that's just convention.
Hi, David. I appreciated your prompt reply. So with a concatenated keyring
in the format "foo.pub" would I first use a command like the following one
if I want to get the keys out of it in order to move them and import them
into a default (i.e., conventional) keyring of the format "pubring.gpg":
gpg --export --no-default-keyring --keyring foo.pub --armor --output
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