Files with GPG keys – public or private. Here is how to get more information without importing the keys.
GPG cli could give enough information for an explored key in a file:
- public or private key
- encrypted or unencrypted key
- user id description (including email)
- key id and issuer fpr v4
- when the key was generated and when it will expire
- the algo for the encrypted key
The key may be in binary or ascii format. No difference.
Here is the GNU GPG cli command:
gpg --list-packets < ./filewith.key
All examples below are made with gpg (GnuPG) 2.2.19.
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