[Gpg4win-users-en] Keyring in public location

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu Feb 18 11:09:35 CET 2010

On Sun, 13 Dec 2009 17:36, madduck at madduck.net said:

> I just installed GPG4Win 2.0.1 and was shocked to find it compiled
> with C:\Programs\GNU\GnuPG\pub as its HOME directory. This means

You probably set the GNUPGHOME variable to that directory.  To see the
actually used directories use

  gpgconf --list-dirs

This is percent escaped and thus the c:/ looks a bit uncommon.

Keys go the the user specific directory.

The pub directory has symlinks (well kind of; they are wrapper binaries)
to the actual programs in the directory above.  This is to avoid
cluttering the PATH search space with too many helper programs and DLLs.



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