PGP key passphrase lost

Anthony Papillion papillion at
Fri Oct 15 09:00:50 UTC 2010

Hello Everyone,

So about a month ago, I generated a shiny new GPG key with an
ultra-secure passphrase. So secure, in fact, that now that I need to
revoke the key (it's been compromised) I can't remember it.

When I issue the command to revoke the key, I am prompted for the
passphrase (which, of course, I don't have).  How can I revoke this key?
If I can't, how should I handle this situation? Generate a new key and
start over and just ignore the old one or....?


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