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doc: Clarify some gpg keyring options

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@ -445,7 +445,7 @@ request a confirmation.
@item --export
@opindex export
Either export all keys from all keyrings (default keyrings and those
Either export all keys from all keyrings (default keyring and those
registered via option @option{--keyring}), or if at least one name is given,
those of the given name. The exported keys are written to STDOUT or to the
file given with option @option{--output}. Use together with
@ -1105,12 +1105,12 @@ signing.
@item save
@opindex keyedit:save
Save all changes to the keyrings and quit.
Save all changes to the keyring and quit.
@item quit
@opindex keyedit:quit
Quit the program without updating the
keyrings.
keyring.
@end table
@c man:.RS
@ -1523,7 +1523,7 @@ photo viewers use the @code{PATH} environment variable.
Add @var{file} to the current list of keyrings. If @var{file} begins
with a tilde and a slash, these are replaced by the $HOME directory. If
the filename does not contain a slash, it is assumed to be in the GnuPG
home directory ("~/.gnupg" if @option{--homedir} or $GNUPGHOME is not
home directory ("~/.gnupg" unless @option{--homedir} or $GNUPGHOME is
used).
Note that this adds a keyring to the current list. If the intent is to
@ -1533,18 +1533,23 @@ use the specified keyring alone, use @option{--keyring} along with
If the option @option{--no-keyring} has been used no keyrings will
be used at all.
Note that if the option @option{use-keyboxd} is enabled in
@file{common.conf}, no keyrings are used at all and keys are all
maintained by the keyboxd process in its own database.
@item --primary-keyring @var{file}
@opindex primary-keyring
This is a varian of @option{--keyring} and designates @var{file} as
the primary public keyring. This means that newly imported keys (via
@option{--import} or keyserver @option{--recv-from}) will go to this
keyring.
@item --secret-keyring @var{file}
@opindex secret-keyring
This is an obsolete option and ignored. All secret keys are stored in
the @file{private-keys-v1.d} directory below the GnuPG home directory.
@item --primary-keyring @var{file}
@opindex primary-keyring
Designate @var{file} as the primary public keyring. This means that
newly imported keys (via @option{--import} or keyserver
@option{--recv-from}) will go to this keyring.
@item --trustdb-name @var{file}
@opindex trustdb-name
Use @var{file} instead of the default trustdb. If @var{file} begins
@ -2485,9 +2490,9 @@ opposite meaning. The options are:
signatures. Defaults to yes.
@item bulk-import
When used the keyboxd (option "use-keyboxd" in @file{common.conf})
do the import within a single
transaction. This is an experimental feature.
When used the keyboxd (option @option{use-keyboxd} in @file{common.conf})
does the import within a single
transaction.
@item import-minimal
Import the smallest key possible. This removes all signatures except
@ -3024,10 +3029,8 @@ and may thus be changed or removed at any time without notice.
@item --debug-allow-large-chunks
@opindex debug-allow-large-chunks
To facilitate in-memory decryption on the receiving site, the largest
recommended chunk size is 128 MiB (@code{--chunk-size 27}). This
option allows to specify a limit of up to 4 EiB (@code{--chunk-size
62}) for experiments.
To facilitate software tests and experiments this option allows to
specify a limit of up to 4 EiB (@code{--chunk-size 62}).
@item --faked-system-time @var{epoch}
@opindex faked-system-time
@ -3470,11 +3473,14 @@ invalid. This options allows to override this restriction.
@item --no-default-keyring
@opindex no-default-keyring
Do not add the default keyrings to the list of keyrings. Note that
GnuPG will not operate without any keyrings, so if you use this option
and do not provide alternate keyrings via @option{--keyring} or
@option{--secret-keyring}, then GnuPG will still use the default public or
secret keyrings.
Do not add the default keyring to the list of keyrings. Note that
GnuPG needs for almost all operations a keyring. Thus if you use this
option and do not provide alternate keyrings via @option{--keyring},
then GnuPG will still use the default keyring.
Note that if the option @option{use-keyboxd} is enabled in
@file{common.conf}, no keyrings are used at all and keys are all
maintained by the keyboxd process in its own database.
@item --no-keyring
@opindex no-keyring

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