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keylookup - Fetch and Import GnuPG keys from keyservers.


keylookup [options] search-string


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.


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.

Use a port other than 11371.

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.

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.

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.


HOME Used to locate the default home directory.

GNUPGHOME If set directory used instead of "~/.gnupg".

GNUPGBIN If set used as gpg binary instead of "gpg".

Only honored when the option --honor-http-proxy is set or honor-http-proxy is
set in GnuPG's config file.


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 pgp.mit.edu Peter Palfrader
will now ask the keyserver pgp.mit.edu for my (Peter's) keys and display them for
import in dialog.

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