Why is --auto-key-locate only for encrypting?
kloecker at kde.org
Wed Sep 1 13:50:36 CEST 2021
On Mittwoch, 1. September 2021 07:55:21 CEST raf via Gnupg-users wrote:
> Why is the --auto-key-locate only for encrypting (says
> the gpg(1) manpage)? Wouldn't it also be useful when
> receiving emails and verifying signatures?
--auto-key-locate looks up keys by email address. It makes no sense when
verifying signatures because in this case you already know the key id the
signature was made with, so that there's no reason to look up the key by email
address (which is ambiguous).
The equivalent for automatic look-up of keys when verifying signatures is
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