Public vs Private Fingerprint

Andrew Nesbit email at
Tue Aug 14 17:08:14 CEST 2018

Hello all,

>> On 14 Aug 2018, at 13:43, Damien Goutte-Gattat via Gnupg-users <gnupg-users at> wrote:
>>> On 08/14/2018 12:05 PM, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
>> A [V4] fingerprint is the 160-bit SHA-1 hash of the octet 0x99,
>> followed by the two-octet packet length, followed by the entire
>> *Public-Key packet* starting with the version field.

Following on from this, in my experience, studying the output of the `—list-packets` option has been one of the most effective ways of learning how GnuPG works.

See .

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