GPGTools comment (web)

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22 Jan, 2012 07:53 PM


I was wondering if there is a way to remove the GPGTools comment ("Comment: GPGTools -") from the PGP signature in plain-text messages.

Thank you.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 22 Jan, 2012 08:02 PM

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    Hi Nathan,

    the comment is configured in gpg.conf which you'll find in ~/.gnupg.
    To open and change that file follow these steps:

    1.) Open new Finder Window
    2.) Press CMD (Apple) + Shift + G simultaneously
    3.) Enter


    4.) Press Open
    5.) You'll see the file gpg.conf in there, right-click on that file and open with TextEdit.
    6.) Look for the line starting with "comment ..."
    7.) To completely remove the comment put a '#' in front of the line

    #comment ...

          or change it to whatever you want.

    Hope that helps

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 26 Jan, 2012 11:11 PM

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    Also we have already integrated an editing feature in the latest, unreleased version of the GPGPreferences. But you can try the nightly from there. You'll find a comment field in which you can modify or remove the text in question.

    All the best, steve

    P.S.: Feel free to open another discussion or re-open this one here if you need further help.

  3. Steve closed this discussion on 26 Jan, 2012 11:11 PM.

  4. Nathan Toner re-opened this discussion on 27 Jan, 2012 01:41 AM

  5. 3 Posted by Nathan Toner on 27 Jan, 2012 01:41 AM

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    Thanks. I haven't removed it (great tools and I'm happy to advertise), but I am glad to know where the config file is so I can add or change things as I see fit.

    Thanks again,

    Nathan Toner
    Purdue University
    [email blocked]
    PGP public key available at

    Sent from my mobile device.

  6. Alex closed this discussion on 27 Jan, 2012 06:41 AM.

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