Restoring GnuPG

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Sun Oct 19 17:35:10 CEST 2014

On Sunday, October 19, 2014 01:18:29 PM you wrote:
> On 19/10/14 11:48, Sudhir Khanger wrote:
> > By important I mean
> > if you only had your secret key could get back to your original setup
> > ignoring the imported public keys.
> Yes; also ignoring all assigned ownertrust values.
> Public key and revocation certificate can be recreated; the latter is
> usually only used precisely when you have lost access to the secret key.
> I'm fairly sure even certifications from other users are included in the
> private key, as long as you don't specify options scrubbing them from
> the key on export.
> > 2. "gpg --import secret.key" I suppose this is the command I have to
> > use to import the secret key on a new system.
> Additionally, you'll most likely want to assign ultimate ownertrust to
> the key; this is automatically done when using --gen-key, but not on
> importing a secret key.
> $ gpg2 --edit-key YOURKEYID trust
> HTH,
> Peter.

Thanks. Here is what I did and it worked fine.

gpg --import secretkey.asc
gpg --edit-key KEYID trust
gpg --edit-key KEYID > Chose primary uid > primary > save

It imported both secret and public key with both uid and everything seems to 
work fine as far as I can tell.

Sudhir Khanger,,,
5577 8CDB A059 085D 1D60  807F 8C00 45D9 F5EF C394.
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