How can I send a public key exported with --armour option?

Werewolf werewolf6851 at
Sun Sep 8 20:43:51 CEST 2013

On Sun, Sep 08, 2013 at 01:47:44PM +0200, Francesco S. wrote:
> Pete Stephenson <pete at> wrote:
> >On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 8:37 AM, Francesco C.
> >
> >
> >Hi Francesco,
> >
> >Welcome! No need to apologize! We're all pretty friendly here. :)
> >
> I'm glad to know that. :-) 
> >You can add "--armor" (or "--armour", I had no idea that GnuPG
> >supported the British spelling of the word. Interesting!) to
> >essentially any command that involves data being output. For
> >consistency I will use the spelling without the "u", but both are
> >equivalent.
> >
> Yep, another thing... My English is scholastic, so not always I will be clear in my exposition, I also apologize of that. 
> Anyway you are right, Gnupg recognize only "armor" :-) 
> >For example, if you created a key with the KeyID of "KEYID", you could
> >export the public key for it to the terminal using "gpg --export
> >--armor KEYID".
> >
> >If you wish to export the public key to a text file which you can then
> >include in an email, post on the web, etc., you could use "gpg
> >--export --armor KEYID > filename.txt" where 'filename' is whatever
> >you wish the file to be called.
> >
> Perfect, this is what I needed! 
> >The armor feature is indeed quite useful, but it comes at a slight
> >cost: armored files/messages are slightly larger than their unarmored,
> >binary counterparts.
> We are talking of some Kbytes, I think this cost will be absolutely sosteinable ;-) 
> >Cheers!
> >-Pete
> Thank you for All
> Francesco 

With a new key, wouldn't be that bad.  There's a 3k difference between my public key export and public key export with ascii armor.  Part of that is because it has 6 subkeys. (4 of which have expired)

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