gpg: Note: secret key [...] expired...

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Nov 10 08:22:15 CET 2021

On Tue,  9 Nov 2021 15:28, Keine Eile said:

> I have a revoked private key in my key ring, which I replaced with new
> one. I really do not want to discard this old key, for what I think
> good reasons. Is there a way to let gpg ignore this key or suppress
> this this¹ notification?

You can delete your old key from the keyring.  However, you would also
lose the ability to decrypt old messages.  Thus in general not a good

>> gpg: Note: secret key [KeyID] expired at [Some day in September]
>> gpg: Note: key has been revoked

We can't suppress the latter diagnostic because that is an important
information.  The former diagnostic is also of some interest.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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