PACMAN-KEY(8) Pacman Manual PACMAN-KEY(8)NAMEpacman-key - manage pacman's list of trusted keys
SYNOPSISpacman-key [options] operation [targets]
DESCRIPTIONpacman-key is a wrapper script for GnuPG used to manage pacman’s
keyring, which is the collection of PGP keys used to check signed
packages and databases. It provides the ability to import and export
keys, fetch keys from keyservers and update the key trust database.
More complex keyring management can be achieved using GnuPG directly
combined with the --homedir option pointing at the pacman keyring
(located in /etc/pacman.d/gnupg by default).
Invoking pacman-key consists of supplying an operation with any
potential options and targets to operate on. Depending on the
operation, a target may be a valid key identifier, filename, or
Add the key(s) contained in the specified file or files to pacman’s
keyring. If a key already exists, update it.
Remove the key(s) identified by the specified keyid(s) from
Export key(s) identified by the specified keyid(s) to stdout. If no
keyid is specified, all keys will be exported.
Present a menu for key management task on the specified keyid(s).
Useful for adjusting a keys trust level.
List a fingerprint for each specified keyid, or for all known keys
if no keyids are specified.
Output syntax and command line options.
Imports keys from pubring.gpg into the public keyring from the
Imports ownertrust values from trustdb.gpg into the shared trust
database from the specified directories.
Ensure the keyring is properly initialized and has the required
Lists all or specified keys from the public keyring.
Same as --list-keys, but the signatures are listed too.
Locally sign the given key. This is primarily used to root the web
of trust in the local private key generated by --init.
Disable colored output from pacman-key.
Equivalent to --recv-keys in GnuPG.
Equivalent to --refresh-keys in GnuPG.
Reload the default keys from the (optionally provided) keyrings in
/usr/share/pacman/keyrings. For more information, see Providing a
Keyring for Import below.
Equivalent to --check-trustdb in GnuPG. This operation can be
specified with other operations.
Displays the program version.
Verify the file(s) specified by the signature(s).
Use an alternate config file instead of the /etc/pacman.conf
Set an alternate home directory for GnuPG. If unspecified, the
value is read from /etc/pacman.conf.
Use the specified keyserver if the operation requires one. This
will take precedence over any keyserver option specified in a
gpg.conf configuration file. Running --init with this option will
set the default keyserver if one was not already configured.
PROVIDING A KEYRING FOR IMPORT
A distribution or other repository provided may want to provide a set
of PGP keys used in the signing of its packages and repository
databases that can be readily imported into the pacman keyring. This is
achieved by providing a PGP keyring file foo.gpg that contains the keys
for the foo keyring in the directory /usr/share/pacman/keyrings.
Optionally, the file foo-trusted can be provided containing a list of
trusted key IDs for that keyring. This is a file in a format compatible
with gpg --export-ownertrust output. This file will inform the user
which keys a user needs to verify and sign to build a local web of
trust, in addition to assigning provided owner trust values.
Also optionally, the file foo-revoked can be provided containing a list
of revoked key IDs for that keyring. Revoked is defined as "no longer
valid for any signing", so should be used with prudence. A key being
marked as revoked will be disabled in the keyring and no longer treated
as valid, so this always takes priority over it’s trusted state in any
SEE ALSOpacman(8), pacman.conf(5)
See the pacman website at https://www.archlinux.org/pacman/ for current
information on pacman and its related tools.
Bugs? You must be kidding, there are no bugs in this software. But if
we happen to be wrong, send us an email with as much detail as possible
· Allan McRae <email@example.com>
· Dan McGee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
· Dave Reisner <email@example.com>
Past major contributors:
· Judd Vinet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
· Aurelien Foret <email@example.com>
· Aaron Griffin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
· Xavier Chantry <email@example.com>
· Nagy Gabor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For additional contributors, use git shortlog -s on the pacman.git
Pacman 4.1.2 2013-06-18 PACMAN-KEY(8)