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GNU privacy guard

GnuPG stands for GNU Privacy Guard and is GNU's tool for secure communication and data storage. It can be used to encrypt data and to create digital signatures. It includes an advanced key management facility and is compliant with the proposed OpenPGP? Internet standard as described in RFC:2440 As such, it is aimed to be compatible with PGP from NAI Inc. (from the FAQ)


mostly unfinished implementtions of a subset of the commandline version (wih the advantage of being esier to work out).

  • gpa - ok for key management (current version wont correctly sign keys)
  • seahorse/tkpgp - encrypt/decrypt + basic key management (no signing)
  • kgpg - still to check
  • engimail, for the thunderbord mailer →

commandline summary

decrypt gpg -d (file)
search/list keys gpg –list-keys (search term)
edit a key gpg –default-key (key-id) –edit-key (key-id)
fingerprints gpg –fingerprint
list the secret keys gpg –list-secret-keys
delete a public key gpg –delete-key (key id)
edit key info gpg –edit-key (key id)
update local keyring from keyserver gpg –refresh-keys

establishing trust


gnupg.txt · Last modified: 2007/06/10 15:50 (external edit)