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> In PGPkeys, my own validity and trust "bars" have diagonal
> white lines running through the gray. My friend on HIS
> PGPkeys has the gray bars on his own key, but no diagonal
> Could someone please tell us:
> What the diagonal, white lines mean?
> How they got there?
The diagonal lines mean that "implicit trust" is checked; you have
that opportunity because the private key is present.
"Implicit trust" is the default when a new key is generated.
I know of two ways to remove implicit trust (there could be more):
1. uncheck the box in key properties.
2. import a key *PAIR* into a keyring.
Why would one import a key pair? Because it is a form of backup that
contains just the key pair, not all of your other public (and
private) keys that are on your two keyring files. It's the kind of
backup that you put in a safe deposit box to recover from a
compromised key, rather than (in my opinion) the backups you make in
order to recover from a failed disk drive.
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