gbde destroy doesn't match man page?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Tue Aug 26 21:51:31 UTC 2014

In message <201408261723.53428.jhb at>, John Baldwin writes:

>> Hmm, now that I think about it, -n doesn't make sense because any 
>> one of the four keys can open the volume as needed to blow away the
>> masterkey.
>> The manual page should just be fixed.
>Should the '-n -1' just be removed?  I.e., is 'gbde destroy' sufficient to 
>destroy all copies of the key?

(Sorry about previous empty reply)

Yes, the -n isn't needed because it doesn't operate on any specific key
but all of them. 

This differs from for instance "setkey" where you may use key number
1 to set a new key number 2.

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