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extract just the secret information out ouf OpenPGP secret keys

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A reasonable way to achieve a long term backup of OpenPGP (GnuPG, PGP, etc) keys is to print them out on paper. The reasoning behind this is that paper and ink has amazingly long retention qualities - far longer than the magnetic or optical means that are generally used to back up computer data.

Due to metadata and redundancy, OpenPGP secret keys are significantly larger than just the "secret bits". In fact, the secret key contains a complete copy of the public key. Since the public key generally doesn't need to be escrowed (most people have many copies of it on various keyservers, web pages, etc), only extracting the secret parts can be a real advantage.

Paperkey extracts just those secret bytes and prints them. To reconstruct, you re-enter those bytes (whether by hand or via OCR) and paperkey can use them to transform your existing public key into a secret key.

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Package version:0.8-1
Architecture:i386
Distribution:Debian
Filename:paperkey_0.8-1_i386.deb

/usr/share/doc/paperkey/README.gz

		  Paperkey - an OpenPGP key archiver
		  ----------------------------------
		  David Shaw <dshaw@jabberwocky.com>


A reasonable way to achieve a long term backup of OpenPGP (GnuPG, PGP,
etc) keys is to print them out on paper.  Paper and ink have amazingly
long retention qualities - far longer than the magnetic or optical
means that are generally used to back up computer data.

Paper?  Serious
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/usr/share/doc/paperkey/NEWS.gz

Noteworthy changes in version 0.8 (2008-02-01)
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    * The file format is now included as part of the base16 output, as
      there is no guarantee that this program will be on-hand when a
      reconstruction is necessary.  The format can also be displayed
      via the --file-format command.  Suggested by Brendan Kidwell.

    * Some bug fixes (actua
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/usr/share/man/man1/paperkey.1.gz

PAPERKEY(1)                                              PAPERKEY(1)



NAME
       paperkey  -  extract secret information out of OpenPGP secret
       keys

SYNOPSIS
       paperkey    [--secret-key=FILE]    [--output=FILE]    [--out‐
       put-type=base16|raw] [--output-width=WIDTH]

       paperkey            --pubring=FILE           [--secrets=FILE]
       [--input-type=auto|base16|raw]   
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/usr/share/doc/paperkey/changelog.Debian.gz

paperkey (0.8-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream version.
    - Fixes unaligned memory acces
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/usr/share/doc/paperkey/changelog.gz

2008-02-01  David Shaw  <dshaw@jabberwocky.com>

	* NEWS, configure.ac: Preparing 0.8 release.

2008
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/usr/share/doc/paperkey/copyright

This package was debianized by Peter Palfrader <weasel@debian.org> on
Mon, 24 Sep 2007 01:27:14 +020
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