What are the file in ~/.gnupg ?

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Nov 2 20:26:07 CET 2021

On Sat, 30 Oct 2021 00:20, Damien Goutte-Gattat said:

> Private key only. I believe the purely “mathematical” components of
> the public key can be derived from it (though I may be wrong here),

That is right.  Since some releases we also record the creation date of
the key so that we can easily derive the OpenPGP fingerprint.  Without
that creation time we would need to loop over all seconds since about
1997 to figure out the fingerprint.



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