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Old 07-22-2016, 11:48 PM   #1
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Issues with exporting public key with seahorse on Debian

I am currently using Debian, and I have been using seahorse with GnuPG, what I have been reading, I created a key pair, and in the properties area I Should be able to export the public key. My issue is, that instead of being able to export the public key, it will only allow me to export the private key instead.

The attached images, The When I click the button "export" in one of them (with all the settings and stuff) it exports the private key shown in the other image.

** Issue was solved by simply just learning how to properrly use the GnuPG command line command to export the key. **
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Last edited by TheLinuxCake; 07-23-2016 at 12:19 AM. Reason: Issue solved..
Old 07-28-2016, 10:07 PM   #2
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If you want to export the public key in seahorse, select the key and then use File->Export.

The export option under the key properties will only export the secret key, as you discovered (not sure why they don't have two export buttons there). Note that this exported secret key is still encrypted, assuming it has a passphrase on it.

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