Re: [Tails-dev] exporting secret PGP key in SeaHorse

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Author: kirgali
To: tails-dev
Subject: Re: [Tails-dev] exporting secret PGP key in SeaHorse

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> Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:26:00 +0000
> From: iota <iota@???>
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> Subject: Re: [Tails-dev] exporting secret PGP key in SeaHorse
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> Hi,
> kirgali@???:
>> Why does SeaHorse in Tails only let you export your secret PGP key as an
>> armored PGP file ending in .asc?
>> Using GnuPG on the command line, you can export your secret key without
>> the ASCII armor and with any file extension you want e.g. .pgp, .gpg
> You can switch from .asc to .pgp:
> - open Seahorse
> - select your private key
> - Go to File ? Export
> - Use the selector in the bottom-right corner of this window
> Hope that helps,
> cheers
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iota, this step (file > export) exports your public key not your
private key.

in SeaHorse in Tails, you can export the public key as .asc and .pgp but
you can't export the private key as .pgp. SeaHorse in Tails is
preventing export as .pgp, either because of a bug or intentionally.
which one is it?