Documentation about --list-secret-keys output

mogliii mogliii at
Fri Apr 7 11:51:26 CEST 2017

Dear Werner,

Thank you for the fix. I think the explanation in the manpage is more
clear now.

Any idea how to delete subkey stubs so that they show deleted in
enigmail as well?

--- a/doc/gpg.texi
+++ b/doc/gpg.texi
@@ -301,10
@@ and other programs.
 @itemx -K
 @opindex list-secret-keys
 List the specified secret keys.  If no keys are specified, then all
-known secret keys are listed.  A @code{#} after the letters @code{sec}
-means that the secret key is not usable (for example, if it was
-exported using @option{--export-secret-subkeys}).  See also
- at option{--list-keys}.
+known secret keys are listed.  A @code{#} after the intial tags
+ at code{sec} or @code{ssb} means that the secret key or subkey is
+currently not usable.  We also say that this key has been taken
+offline (for example, a primary key can be taken offline by exported
+the key using the command @option{--export-secret-subkeys}).  A
+ at code{>} after these tags indicate that the key is stored on a
+smartcard.  See also @option{--list-keys}.
 @item --list-signatures
 @opindex list-signatures

On 04/07/2017 05:29 PM, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Thu,  6 Apr 2017 05:03, mogliii at said:
>> sec#  4096R/XXXXXAB 2017-XX-XX [expires: 20XX-XX-XX]
>> uid                  My name <name at provider.tdl>
>> ssb>  2048R/XXXXXBB 2017-XX-XX
>> ssb>  2048R/XXXXXCB 2017-XX-XX
>> ssb>  2048R/XXXXXDB 2017-XX-XX
> The man page explains the '#' under --list-secret-keys.  I just added a
> description of '>' to the man page.
> Shalom-Salam,
>    Werner

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