correct usage of gpg param 'throw-keyid(s)' ?

grantksupport at grantksupport at
Fri Nov 21 23:38:27 CET 2014

On Fri, Nov 21, 2014, at 02:33 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> As long as the prefix substring is unique, gpg will accept a truncated
> long-option.
> That is, the full option is --throw-keyids, but gpg will accept
> --throw-keyid as an alias for it.
> It should also accept --throw-keyi and --throw-key and --throw-ke to
> mean the same thing, but it doesn't due to a quirk of the source code
> (i've just mailed a patch to gnupg-devel to fix that).
> Good documentation should always use the full option, to avoid ambiguity
> with any potential future updates.  I'd say the GNU privacy handbook
> should be updated to use --throw-keyids instead of --throw-keyid.

Thanks for the clarification, and the prompt fixes.  Appreciated!

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