Monday, February 20, 2012

gpg usage note

The gpg has a new version: 1.4.12. When I used gpg --gen-key, it outputted two pairs of keys: main keys for signing and verifying (pub), sub keys for encryption and decryption (sub). However, to encrypt something, it is not necessary to use sub key ID, you can use pub key ID instead.

A good explanation on this topic is here:

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