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Installing gpg client


Installing with HomeBrew Client

brew install gpg

Setting up default GPG Client

git config --global gpg.program gpg2

Setting up GPG Key

Better to use gpg2 instead of gpg in all below commands

Generating a new pgp key

gpg --gen-key

maybe you need some random work in your OS to generate a key. so run this command:

find ./* /home/username -type d | xargs grep some_random_string > /dev/null

Checking current keys

gpg --list-secret-keys --keyid-format LONG

See your gpg public key

gpg --armor --export YOUR_KEY_ID

YOUR_KEY_ID is the hash in front of sec in previous command. (for example sec 4096R/234FAA343232333 => key id is: 234FAA343232333)

Set a gpg key for git

git config --global user.signingkey your_key_id

To sign a single commit

git commit -S -a -m "Test a signed commit"

Auto-sign all commits globaly

git config --global commit.gpgsign true

If your GPG Key has a passphrase

Add this to your ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc or powerlevel10k config file

export GPG_TTY=$(tty)