Removing old preferences from exported key

Sam Gleske sam.mxracer at
Tue Apr 8 19:58:08 CEST 2014

There is also the clean command which cleans up old self sigs (among other
things like unusable sigs, e.g. expired signatures).

On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 1:48 AM, Johan Wevers <johanw at>wrote:

> On 07-04-2014 15:16, David Shaw wrote:
> > When you change preferences you add another selfsig for your
> > user ID that contains the new preferences.
> > If you want to make the old preferences go away completely,
> > you can simply delete the old selfsig via delsig
> Yers, that removes it completely from my keyring. That's not necessary
> and will be undone after the first sync with the keyservers anyway.
> However, is there a way to remove it from the exported key only - to
> keep the size of the exported key as small as possible? The export
> options didn't do that as list-packets showed.
> --
> ir. J.C.A. Wevers
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