Multiple Subkey Pairs

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Thu Mar 13 23:24:01 CET 2014

On 03/13/2014 06:17 PM, MFPA wrote:
> On Thursday 13 March 2014 at 2:31:06 PM, in
> <mid:1730446.9J4b6oayU7 at inno>, Hauke Laging wrote:
>> gpg --recipient 0xD4BC64B8\!
> I've never see it with a backslash before the exclamation mark.
> What does the backslash add?

it tells your shell to avoid interpreting the ! as a shell
metacharacter.  If your shell doesn't care about ! then the backslash is
unnecessary but shouldn't be a problem (standard shell escaping will
swallow it before passing on the literal ! to the shell's subprocess
(gpg in this case).


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