Paper backup of all keys
mycraigsl at ymail.com
Sat Feb 4 03:53:05 CET 2017
Thanks Antony. I got the txt files of the secret keys.....I hope. I wonder if there's a way to get the public, private and ID and associated email addresses all backed up into a nice neat txt file?
So far....so good.
On Fri, 2/3/17, antony at blazrsoft.com <antony at blazrsoft.com> wrote:
Subject: Re: Paper backup of all keys
To: "MyCraigs List" <mycraigsl at ymail.com>, gnupg-users at gnupg.org
Date: Friday, February 3, 2017, 8:23 PM
On February 3, 2017 6:28:03 PM EST,
MyCraigs List <mycraigsl at ymail.com>
>I want a paper backup of all the keys I have for an
email an address.
>How is this done? (I have printed out my private
key in the
>past....don't remember how I did it or if I did it
Just off the top of my head, I believe it can be done with:
gpg -a --export-secret-keys [key-id] > secret_key.txt
This creates a text file with the ASCII armored private key
file which can then be printed.
>Also, let's say the key associated with the email
address (not a paper
>backup) gets corrupted or I delete it or render the key
>the paper backup of the key be used to type the key back
You can type the key into a text file, say secret_key.txt,
and then do:
gpg --import secret_key.txt
You could name it secret_key.asc as well. Not sure if that
matters (I don't think it does).
This is just off the top of my head since I'm not at my
computer at the moment to verify, but that's the gist of
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