Provided by: gpg-wks-client_2.2.12-1ubuntu3_amd64 bug


       gpg-wks-client - Client for the Web Key Service


       gpg-wks-client [COMMAND] [OPTIONS] [ARGS]


       gpg-wks-client is a simple command line client for the Web Key Service.  The executable is
       usually located in /usr/lib/gnupg.  It allows a user to create a publication  request  and
       to  respond to a received confirmation request.  Communication with the Web Key Service is
       done via email.  It also can lookup the fingerprint of a USER-ID in the Web Key Directory.


       --supported USER-ID
              Check whether provider of the given USER-ID supports the Web Key Service  protocol,
              i.e. whether it has a Web Key Directory providing a submission address.

              Similar to:

                   gpg-connect-agent --dirmngr 'WKD_GET --submission-address -- USER-ID' /bye

       --check USER-ID
              Check  whether  a  key  is  available,  and whether the listed key is valid for the
              requested USER-ID.  You might want to use

                   gpg -v --auto-key-locate=clear,wkd,nodefault --locate-key USER-ID


       --create FINGERPRINT USER-ID
              Create a publication request for the USER-ID in the key with the given FINGERPRINT.
              List all possible keys (including the fingerprint) for a USER-ID with:

                   gpg --list-key USER-ID

              By  default  the publication request will be printed to STDOUT.  You can also write
              it to a file using the --output option or send it using sendmail  with  the  --send

              Receive a MIME confirmation request on STDIN and acknowledge it.

              By default the confirmation response will be printed to STDOUT.  You can also write
              it to a file using the --output option or send it using sendmail  with  the  --send

       --read Receive a plain text confirmation request. Similar to --receive, but takes only the
              message body on STDIN.

              Show program version and some meta information.

       -h, --help
              Output a short usage information.

              Print warranty information.

              Dump all available options and commands.


       -v, --verbose
              Enable verbose output.

       -q, --quiet
              Be somewhat more quiet.

       --send Send the mail using sendmail.

       -o, --output FILE
              Write the mail to FILE.

       --status-fd FD
              Write status info to this FD.

              Set  debugging  flags.  All flags are or-ed and flags may  be  given  in  C  syntax
              (e.g.  0x0042)  or  as  a comma separated list of flag names.  To get a list of all
              supported flags the single word "help" can be used.

       --gpg GPG
              Use the specified command instead of gpg.

       --fake-submission-addr MAILADDR
              Send mail to MAILADDR instead of the submission address  queried  through  Web  Key


   Send a publication request
       First find the fingerprint (a long string of hex digits) of the key you want to publish:

           gpg --list-key "Alice <>"

       Now create and send the publication request:

           /usr/lib/gnupg/gpg-wks-client --create --send 0123456789ABCDEF0123456789ABCDEF01234567 "Alice <>"

       Instead of "Alice <>" you can also just give

   Confirm a confirmation request
       Paste  the  full mail containing the confirmation request (including headers) you got from
       the Web Key Service on STDIN after starting:

           /usr/lib/gnupg/gpg-wks-client --receive --send


       —   Latest draft for the protocol: <

       —   GnuPG on Web Key Service: <>


       Please report bugs to <>.


       Copyright  ©  2017  Free  Software  Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
       later <>

       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO  WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

       This  manpage was written by Stefan Bühler for the Debian distribution (but may be used by