Seeking clarification with a few GPG concepts

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Aug 14 13:26:13 CEST 2014

On Aug 14, 2014, at 5:46 AM, Peter Lebbing <peter at> wrote:

> On 13/08/14 23:51, David Shaw wrote:
>> Try this:
>>  gpg2 --expert -u (thekey) --edit-key (thekey)
> Ah! I never thought of trying good old --expert. Thanks!

It may be appropriate to not need --expert for this specific case of re-signing a revoked user ID.  --expert is odd corner cases and "don't try this at home" sort of stuff, and re-signing a UID is perhaps uncommon, but certainly a straightforward operation in OpenPGP.

I'll take a look.


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