September 20, 2023

Show or export GPG public key

$ gpg --export -a john 

will show the public key of john in the terminal - which is not convenient if you want to send it to someone.

$ gpg --export -a john > public.key

will export the public key to a file which you can send via email or published on a webpage1.

The option -a is short for --armor which, as stipulated in the manual of GnuPG, takes output from commands and prints it in format that can be safely e-mailed.”2.




I do self-funded research and I'm writing a book.

> What's the book about?

About technologies and agency.

Meaning, technologies can foster agency. No doubt. But I am also asking:

Can usage of technologies give us a sense of empowerment while in fact undermining our abilities?

I posted a summary of the prologue on the homepage:


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