Say I've setup or defined a key group or a number of key groups. How do I list those groups? How can I determine what keys are members of those groups?


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gpg --with-colons --list-config group

From Using the GNU Privacy Guard: GPG Esoteric Options:


Display various internal configuration parameters of GnuPG. This option is intended for external programs that call GnuPG to perform tasks, and is thus not generally useful. See the file doc/DETAILS in the source distribution for the details of which configuration items may be listed. --list-config is only usable with --with-colons set.

From the doc/DETAILS file in the source of GPG 1.4.22:

Format of the "--list-config" output

--list-config outputs information about the GnuPG configuration for
the benefit of frontends or other programs that call GnuPG.  There are
several list-config items, all colon delimited like the rest of the
--with-colons output.  The first field is always "cfg" to indicate
configuration information.  The second field is one of (with


group: the third field contains the name of the group, and the fourth
       field contains the values that the group expands to, separated
       by semicolons.

For example, a group of:
   group mynames = paige 0x12345678 joe patti

would result in:

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