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keylookup(1)															      keylookup(1)

keylookup - Fetch and Import GnuPG keys from keyservers. SYNOPSIS
keylookup [options] search-string DESCRIPTION
keylookup is a wrapper around gpg --search, allowing you to search for keys on a keyserver. It presents the list of matching keys to the user and allows her to select the keys for importing into the GnuPG keyring. For the search and actual import of keys GnuPG itself is called. OPTIONS
--keyserver=keyserver Specify the keyserver to use. If no keyserver is specified, it will parse the GnuPG options file for a default keyserver to use. If no keyserver can be found, keylookup will abort. --port=port Use a port other than 11371. --frontend=frontend keylookup supports displaying the search results with 3 different frondends. Both whiptail and dialog are interactive and allow the user to select the keys to import. The third frontend plain is non-interactive and just prints the keys to STDOUT. The user must then call GnuPG him/herself. If available, /usr/bin/dialog is the default. If it is not available but /usr/bin/whiptail is installed, then this is used instead. If nothing else works, we'll fall back to plain. --importall Don't ask the user which keys to import, but instead import all keys matching the search-string. If this is given no frontend is needed. --honor-http-proxy Similar to GnuP keylookup will only honor the http_proxy environment variable if this option is given. If it is not given but your GnuPG options file includes it, then keylookup will use it. --help Print a brief help message and exit successfully. ENVIRONMENT
HOME Used to locate the default home directory. GNUPGHOME If set directory used instead of "~/.gnupg". http_proxy Only honored when the option --honor-http-proxy is set or honor-http-proxy is set in GnuPG's config file. EXAMPLES
keylookup Christian Kurz will query your default keyserver for Christian's keys and offer you to import them into your keyring with the dialog frontend (if available). keylookup --honor-http-proxy --frontend plain wk@gnupg will query the default keyserver again, now using the http_proxy if the environment variable is defined and list wk@gnupg's (Werner Koch)'s key on STDOUT. keylookup --keyserver Peter Palfrader will now ask the keyserver for my (Peter's) keys and display them for import in dialog. FILES
~/.gnupg/options GnuPG's options file where keylookup will take the keyserver and honor-http-proxy values from if it exists. SEE ALSO
gpg(1) BUGS
Please report bugs using the Debian bug tracking system at AUTHORS
Christian Kurz <> Peter Palfrader <> Jun-2002 keylookup(1)

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gpgv(1) 						      General Commands Manual							   gpgv(1)

gpgv -- signature verification tool SYNOPSIS
gpgv [options] [signed files] DESCRIPTION
gpgv is the OpenPGP signature checking tool. This program is a stripped down version of gpg which is only able to check signatures. It is somewhat smaller than the full blown gpg and uses a different (and more simple way) to check that the public keys used to made the signature are trustworth. There is no options files and only very few options are implemented. gpgv assumes that all keys in the keyring are trustworty. It uses by default a keyring named trustedkeys.gpg which is assumed to be in the home directory as defined by GnuPG or set by an option or an environment variable. An option may be used to specify another keyring or even multiple keyrings. OPTIONS
gpgv recognizes these options: -v, --verbose Give more information during processing. If used twice, the input data is listed in detail. -q, --quiet Try to be as quiet as possible. --keyring file Add file to the list of keyrings. If file begins with a tilde and a slash, these are replaced by the HOME directory. If the filename does not contain a slash, it is assumed to be in the home-directory ("~/.gnupg" if --homedir is not used). The filename may be prefixed with a scheme: "gnupg-ring:" is the default one. It might make sense to use it together with --no-default-keyring. --homedir directory Set the name of the home directory to directory If this option is not used it defaults to "~/.gnupg". It does not make sense to use this in a options file. This also overrides the environment variable "GNUPGHOME". --status-fd n Write special status strings to the file descriptor n. See the file DETAILS in the documentation for a listing of them. --logger-fd n Write log output to file descriptor n and not to stderr. --ignore-time-conflict GnuPG normally checks that the timestamps associated with keys and signatures have plausible values. However, sometimes a signa- ture seems to be older than the key due to clock problems. This option makes these checks just a warning. RETURN VALUE
The program returns 0 if everything was fine, 1 if at least one signature was bad, and other error codes for fatal errors. EXAMPLES
gpgv pgpfile gpgv sigfile [files] Verify the signature of the file. The second form is used for detached signatures, where sigfile is the detached signature (either ASCII armored or binary) and [files] are the signed data; if this is not given the name of the file holding the signed data is constructed by cutting off the extension (".asc", ".sig" or ".sign") from sigfile. ENVIRONMENT
HOME Used to locate the default home directory. GNUPGHOME If set directory used instead of "~/.gnupg". FILES
~/.gnupg/trustedkeys.gpg The default keyring with the allowed keys gpgv(1)
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