I deleted 80 % of my keyring, but my keybox file isn't shrinking

Michael Kesper mkesper at schokokeks.org
Thu Jul 18 13:04:36 CEST 2019

Hi all,

On 18.07.19 12:19, ilf wrote:
> Same on a different box with a different keyring. I trimmed it down from ~1250 keys to ~350 keys, but the size of pubring.kbx remains 19M.
> Does --delete really mean *delete* with keybox?
> ilf:
>> This got my keyring down from 4.600 to 1.000 keys:
>> But the keybox file didn't get any smaller:

You might try exporting your keys and importing them into a completely new pubring.


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