using master key from usb
dgouttegattat at incenp.org
Sat Mar 19 19:26:35 CET 2016
On 03/19/2016 01:24 PM, Me Self wrote:
> I can use the master key with:
> gpg --homedir /media/myusb/gnupg ...
> Now I want to --sign-keys a key that is imported in the keyring on the
You can use the --keyring option to add your normal public keyring
(containing the key you want to sign):
$ gpg --homedir /media/myusb/gnupg --keyring ~/.gnupg/pubring.gpg ...
> Is there an easier way to use the master key?
If you’re using GnuPG 2.1, an easy and (IMHO) elegant way is to create a
symlink pointing to your master key on the USB stick:
$ ln -s /media/myusb/gnupg/private-keys-v1.d/XXXXXXX.key
(where XXXXXX is the *keygrip* of your master key, which you can learn
with the --with-keygrip option when listing keys).
You can then call gpg as usual, without needing to change its home
directory. When you are done, just remove the symlink and unmount your
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