Question about group line use in GnuPG

Anthony Papillion anthony at
Sun Feb 22 01:32:56 CET 2015

On 02/21/2015 06:19 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> On Sat 2015-02-21 18:33:46 -0500, Anthony Papillion wrote:
>> gpg -ear mygroup at filename
>> But when I do that, gpg tells it has no key for that address. Why can't
>> gpg understand and properly process my group line from the terminal? Is
>> this anything that's planned for the future?
> I believe it is supposed to do this already.  It works for me.
> What version of GnuPG are you using?  On what platform?  can you share
> the exact configuration and commands you're running?  It's hard to help
> debug from just the example info you provide here.

Thanks for your quick response. It looks like I may have fixed the
problem. Basically, when I use Enigmail for the group line, it needs it
in the form of

group <pgpnet at>=key1,key2,key3

But when I do it from the terminal, it needs to be in the form of

group pgpnet at,key2,key3

Copying the group line in my gpg.conf file and removing the brackets
made if work as expected.


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