Cannot export private key

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19 Jun, 2020 06:37 PM

Which of our tools is giving you problems?

Describe your problem. Add as much detail as possible.

On MacOS Catalnia 10.15.4 (19E287)
Can't export private key from gui or command line.

I've tried the latest stable release + the latest nightly.

Command line fails with

error receiving key from agent: Timeout - skipped

GUI appears to just hang
What did you expect instead

I expected the key to be exported.

Describe steps leading to the problem.

$ gpg -a --export-secret-keys

Are you using any other plugins?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 19 Jun, 2020 08:15 PM

    Steve's Avatar

    Hi bm5k,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    Can you please update to GPG Suite 2020.1, then restart your mac and see if that resolves the problem.


  2. Steve closed this discussion on 22 Jul, 2020 09:44 PM.

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