Retrieve pgp Key

Asked by Luis Jorge on 2007-09-05

Hello!

I got a pgp key for signing the code of conduct here in Launchpad. Since then, I formatted my hard drive and now all I have is the key ID's because I saved them to a OpenOffice document. My questions are:

1. Is there any other use to that key, other than signing the code of conduct? Can I use it to sign e-mails?
2. If I can use it for something else, what do I have to do to retreive it and make the system recognize it again? (If I type pgp --list-keys, all I see is the automatix2 key).

Thanks in advance!

Luis Jorge

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Last query:
2007-09-06
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2007-09-08
Fabio Alessandro Locati (f4l3) said : #1

have you the privates keys, or the public keys?

Luis Jorge (luisjorge) said : #2

Hello! Thanks for the reply!

Well, I don't know... How can I find out? I suppose it's public, I got it through the instructions here in Launchpad when I registered.

Thanks!

Michael Bienia (geser) said : #3

If you didn't save the ~/.gnupg folder you key is lost and can't be used for anything (you can't even revoke it).

You need to create a new key and please store the private key better this time (lives in ~/.gnupg/secring.gpg).

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