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    Default starting KGpg via terminal

    hello dear all

    in the process to upgrade from suse12.3 to 13.1 i want to store the passwords / keys in the

    therefore i need to start KGpg - but it does not start by the start-menu.
    note .- i have had this issue years before - i guess that i have to start it via termnial

    - how to do this?
    - if it runs - how to make a copy of all the keys that are stored in KGpg?

    dilbert


    note: i prefer to use KGpg - for the saving and management of the keys. i do not want to work with the The Enigmail OpenPGP Key Manager

    question: is this okay... ??

    see the Enigmail OpenPGP Key Manager
    Enigmail OpenPGP Key Manager
    The Enigmail OpenPGP Key Manager is designed to be simple to use with a clean, powerful interface.
    You can access it from within Thunderbird/SeaMonkey via the OpenPGP menu: OpenPGP > Key Management.
    You can also run it as a stand alone application by appending -pgpkeyman to the command that
    runs Thunderbird/SeaMonkey, e.g. on Windows: "CProgram Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -pgpkeyman.
    dilbert ;-)
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    Default Re: starting KGpg via terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by dilbertone View Post
    therefore i need to start KGpg - but it does not start by the start-menu.
    note .- i have had this issue years before - i guess that i have to start it via termnial
    When you start KGpg it doesn't open a window, it just puts its icon into the system tray.
    So have a look there and click on the icon to open it.

    Normally the icon is hidden though, so you might have to click on the small up-arrow just left of the digital clock to see it.

    So there should be no need to run it via terminal.
    But if you do want to do that and tell it to open the window, type this:
    Code:
    kgpg -k

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    Default Re: starting KGpg via terminal

    On 2013-12-09 21:06, dilbertone wrote:
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    > hello dear all
    >
    > in the process to upgrade from suse12.3 to 13.1 i want to store the
    > passwords / keys in the


    If you upgrade everything is kept, you do not need to reinstall the
    keys. You do if you install fresh on top (not an upgrade), and then only
    if you format "/home".

    > - if it runs - how to make a copy of all the keys that are stored in
    > KGpg?


    All the keys are stored under "~.gnupg/", no need to use kgpg.

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    Default Re: starting KGpg via terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by dilbertone View Post
    hello dear all

    in the process to upgrade from suse12.3 to 13.1 i want to store the passwords / keys in the

    therefore i need to start KGpg - but it does not start by the start-menu.
    If you are wanting to use a terminal, then use "gpg" rather than "kgpg".

    If your only point is to save the keys, then backup and restore "$HOME/.gnupg"

    You are taking an easy problem, and trying to turn it into a hard problem.
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    hello wolf hello robin



    many thanks for the hints and the help.

    btw. as the KGpg was up and running - i started to export the keys.
    note: i only can epxort the _public_keys_ - is this okay!?
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    Default Re: starting KGpg via terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by dilbertone View Post
    note: i only can epxort the _public_keys_ - is this okay!?
    You will also need your private keys, if you want to continue using them.

    Really, just backup and later restore your ".gnupg" directory. That will have everything that you need to retain. And, if you do it that way, you will also retain your trust settings.
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    Default Re: starting KGpg via terminal

    On 2013-12-09 23:36, dilbertone wrote:
    > btw. as the KGpg was up and running - i started to export the keys.
    > *note: *i only can epxort the *_public_keys_* - is this okay!?


    I insist you forget kgpg and just backup the entire "~.gnupg/" directory.

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