Making the case for smart cards for the average user

Peter Lebbing peter at
Tue Apr 7 11:57:21 CEST 2015

The type of UID that proves problematic when you include the angle
brackets in your search is this:

$ gpg2 -k ceo at
pub   2048R/17C05EBD 2014-08-13 [expires: 2015-04-14]
uid       [ unknown] ceo at

$ gpg2 -k "<ceo at>"
gpg: error reading key: No public key

It's about an UID without angle brackets! Hence, when you search for it
including the angle brackets, you don't find it. Your examples all are
with an UID that actually does include the angle brackets.



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