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Jul
25
comment How to make GnuPG display full 8-byte/64-bit key ID?
Ah, but if you really want future-proof, there's no set in stone guarantee of that, but you may get closer to that utilising GPGME rather than having code calling user space commands.
Jun
19
answered gpg keyserver duplicates signatures on my key
Jun
19
comment Does PGP work like Zip sometimes?
Nothing wrong with tarballing first, but actually you can encrypt and decrypt multiple files in one go with the --encrypt-files and --decrypt-files options. For example: gpg -a --encrypt-files -r 0xDEADBEEF *.txt # this will result in a .txt.asc file for each .txt file which is encrypted to 0xDEADBEEF
Jun
19
comment gpg: Can't check signature (FreeBSD)
If the system is under your direct, physical control then you can pretty much ignore that error. If it's hosted elsewhere then it may be an issue (it means that GPG is using parts of RAM and cache that are note or might not be appropriately protected. For most people this isn't an issue; those who should be concerned will already be taking steps to protect themselves.
Jun
19
comment How much information is included with a GPG signature?
Nice theory, but I just checked and it's not a master cert/signing subkey thing (that's what my keys are like), the twing key IDs are whichever key made the signature. It'll be something to do with the subpacket it refers to in the signature packet, but I forget which bit of the RFC is relevant and I'm a little too tired to unearth it now (sorry). I can see how you drew that conclusion though, it does make some kinda sense.
Jun
19
comment How to restrict the usage flags for primary key-pairs in OpenPGP certificates?
That is correct. In my case, however, I modify the source of version 1.4.x to add that and the requisite secure memory modifications to handle larger key sizes. Then just recompile as normal. I do not, however, use any keys over 4K for communications (that might change at some point, depending on the acceptance of ECC and other factors), so these changes only affect me. Normally I remember to modify examples like the one above to give the standard 4096-bits as the upper limit, but clearly I forgot in that case.
Jun
14
comment How to make GnuPG display full 8-byte/64-bit key ID?
Except the positioning of some values on some platforms isn't always identical. It usually is, but not quite consistently enough for true, programmatic platform independence. Unfortunately I can't recall which variation broke the pattern, but I do recall it being discussed on gnupg-users; I believe in relation to a discussion about counting the number of keys in a keyring.
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comment How to use Unicode in “Real Name” bit of key?
Werner Koch, the primary developer of gpg. Although most of the current dev work is going into 2.1 (which is almost out of beta), except for security fixes, of course.
Oct
8
comment How to use Unicode in “Real Name” bit of key?
Interesting, is this something Werner is aware of? Oh, BTW, IIRC the default terminal font on OS X is Monaco. Linux is usually one of the Courier variants, though that can change in X and it depends on which window manager.
Oct
3
comment Is there a command line tool to check 32-bit or 64-bit of an exe?
While file is probably the better solution, the +1 is because this kind of help should be rewarded.
Sep
27
comment How to use Unicode in “Real Name” bit of key?
BTW, my guess is that the interface and/or font used to interact with GPG on the command line doesn't support that character, even though other parts of the system do (the same thing occurred when I tried here).
Sep
27
comment How to use Unicode in “Real Name” bit of key?
Okay, which version of the Unicode standard does your system support and does it support that full specification in all interfaces? BTW, the answer to the second part is almost certainly no, but I'd rather not assume that.
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comment How to use Unicode in “Real Name” bit of key?
Which unicode character(s) were you trying to add? I'll test it a little ...
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