Import keys from .gnupg folder

Teemu Likonen tlikonen at
Sun Jan 7 15:11:15 CET 2018

Michael Singh [2018-01-05 22:39:42-08] wrote:

> I was a bit ignorant to the nuances of importing/exporting GPG keys, and
> as a result I simply copied the.gnupg folder from my home directory and
> wiped my hard drive. Is it possible to import these keys on another
> installation from this folder? The public key is on a public key-server,
> and I have the private keys in the folder.
> The version of GPG on RHEL7.4 is 2.0.22, while Arch happens to be on
> 2.2.4-1. Would this be problematic?

Gpg 2.0 uses secring.gpg file for its secret keyring. Gpg 2.1 uses
private-keys-v1.d directory for secret keyring but 2.1 automatically
converts the old secring.gpg to the new format.

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