[arch-general] fail to export gpg private key
arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 12:46:55 UTC 2016
On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 2:36 PM, Jens Adam <jra at byte.cx> wrote:
>> $ gpg --output tth_sec.gpg --armor --export-secret-key KeyID
>> gpg: WARNING: nothing exported
>> I have the tth_sec.pgp but with size of zero.
>> What do I wrong?
> Are you doing this via ssh? In that case gpg-agent/pinentry often cause problems.
> Try again with:
> $ GPG_TTY=$(tty) gpg --output tth_sec.gpg --armor --export-secret-key KeyID
I just found the reason when running $ gpg --list-secret-keys. The
command returned empty! Permission was set to 600 for items inside the
gnupg folder. Setting permission to 700 for sub directories fixed it.
-rw------- 1 poisonivy poisonivy 1.7K Jul 6 13:34 tth_pub.gpg
-rw------- 1 poisonivy poisonivy 3.6K Jul 6 14:46 tth_sec.gpg
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