Bad news: I forgot a GnuPG secret key passphrase.
Good news: I do know the words it is constructed of. So, I can easily use
john or similar to recover (too many combinations to do it manually, though).
Problem: The secret key is not in the
secring.gpg format that
john understands, but in some new format, apparently distributed across 2 files, in
(files renamed for this question, obviously) created within the timespan of a few seconds - could be pubkey and seckey, if so which one is which?
Could someone please help, maybe by telling me how to extract the (still locked) seckey from these files without a passphrase? An ASCII armor format would be ideal.
Alternatively, maybe someone knows how to feed these files to
On a related note: Can I enforce the
secring.gpg format in
GnuPG? I share
/home between systems with different versions of
GnuPG and don't want to duplicate key files.
PS: Since I already have files encrypted with the key a revocation and replacement would not be a viable solution.