gpg-mailkeys - sends emails containing keys to their owners
gpg-mailkeys sends the owners of the keys listed on the command line a
mail each, containing their public key. After signing, you can use this tool
to send everyone the new signatures they just got.
If you're interested in encrypting the signature before it's sent,
in order to verify that the associated address actually belongs to the key
owner, you should check out caff
The behavior of gpg-mailkeys can be updated through some files available
in the user home directory.
- Set the name to use when sending messages
- Set the email address to use when sending messages
- Set the subject of the messages you send
- Set the body text of the messages
- Set the path to sendmail. Default: /usr/sbin/sendmail
- Set arguments to pass to $SENDMAIL. This can be useful to set credentials
in order to authenticate to an smtp server when using ssmtp for
- Set the default home directory.
- Set the gpg binary. Default: "gpg".
- Set the default working directory for gpg. Default: "~/.gnupg".
Thus, ~/.gpg-mailkeysrc allows the user to overwrite the
default value for the above environment variables, and any text in
~/.signature will be appended to the end of the body text of the
This manual page was written by Simon Richter <email@example.com>.