Newbie problem

David Shaw dshaw at
Sat Feb 22 23:38:00 CET 2014

On Feb 21, 2014, at 7:06 PM, john s. <jrsong at> wrote:

> Having had no trouble generating a key pair, I am having some problems of
> understanding.
> I am going around in circles trying to understand something i am sure is quite
> straightforward.
> The command:
> 	gpg --edit-key UID takes me to a command prompt and suggests I check
> help. What do I do now? I wish to extend the the expiry date of my key which I
> initially set at one year

Enter "expire" and follow the prompts.  It will ask you for the new expiry date, and then ask for your passphrase to encode it onto the key.


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