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Old 09-23-2006, 03:06 AM   #1
imagineaxion
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GNUgpg & Kgpg export pub key issue


Hi

I would like to know why when i export my public key it does not have all the information required, (i presume is required cos it didn't work without it)

Ok what happens is when I received my friends public key or when I export from a windows machine it looks something like

pub ... name name@email.com
Primary key fingerprint: .............

-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.5 (MingW32)
.................
.................
.................

-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----



When I export my public key from either gnugpg in the shell or from the front end kgpg I don't get any of the header stuff just the

-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.5 (MingW32)
.................
.................
.................

-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----


why is this? How do I get the whole thing to export?

Last edited by imagineaxion; 09-23-2006 at 11:35 AM.
 
Old 09-23-2006, 11:45 AM   #2
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Only the stuff between the "BEGIN PGP" and "END PGP" lines are actually required, the other stuff is just being displayed to inform the user which key was exported, I assume.
 
Old 09-23-2006, 04:35 PM   #3
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Ok you quite right.
I went and tested it again and its works fine.

Thanks

I wish i could at least for the sake of neatness get it to export with the name etc.
Doesn't seem like the linux version has the option to do it...
 
  


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