managing OpenPGP cards in batch mode?

Peter Lebbing peter at
Wed May 4 14:07:04 CEST 2016

On 04/05/16 12:22, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> Given the Live CD is a clean room, isolated, will the file format 
> compatibility issues will be relevant?

To the best of my knowledge, this would indeed not pose a problem at all.

Note that exporting a private key with 2.1 prompts the user to enter the
passphrase for the key. This is different from how earlier versions did it. The
reason is a technical one: the local storage is in a different format than the
export, and hence the passphrase is needed to decrypt the local storage, convert
the format and then re-encrypt the export. As far as I can see, it doesn't
matter whether the passphrase is already cached or not: I am always prompted for

> People with interact with other systems by copying keys to be signed onto a
> flash drive and copy the signed keys back into the other system later.  The
> other system they use may be running 1.4.x or 2.0.x

I agree.



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