gpg howto: remove a generated key
I was experimenting with GPG during the installation of Truecrypt (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1970947) and had a maintenance/housekeeping question.
I created a key using:
I later forgot my passphrase and so I wanted to start over. I figured that since I hadn't at that stage used my private key to sign anything, it should be a simple case of deleting my key and recreating it.
First question is: Is this correct?
Second question is: How do I go about deleting and recreating? Could simply remove it from my public and secret key rings and repeat the creation process using '--gen-key'?
And finally, the third question is: do I have to explicitly revoke my signature from any external servers at this early stage? I got as far as a failed attempt to sign the Truecrypt public key.
Thanks for any advice.
Re: gpg howto: remove a generated key
yes as long as its not really needed/useful delete it. a quick search on google found: https://weblion.psu.edu/trac/weblion/wiki/DeleteGpgKey
I would remove old/unused keys and start again...