Trying to verify the ISO image using the command line (Terminal in Mac). However, the folder which I saved it to won't allow me to find it.


cd [the directory in which you downloaded the key] gpg --keyid-format long --import tails-signing.key

What I did:

cd [Downloads] gpg --keyid-format long --import tails-signing.key


--keyid-format long --import tails-signing.keycd [Downloads] gpg: can't open tails-signing.keycd': No such file or directory
gpg: can't open[Downloads]': No such file or directory gpg: Total number processed: 0 MacBook-Pro:~ Sello$ gpg --keyid-format long --import tails-signing.key

I also tried the folder name which I saved it to, and desktop.

1 Answer 1


The [ and ] characters are part of the help/instruction; you should not type them.

And these are actually two commands.

So when the key file is in a folder named Downloads, the first command would look like:

cd Downloads

The second command:

gpg --keyid-format long --import tails-signing.key
  • MacBook-Pro:~ Stello$ cd Downloads MacBook-Pro:Downloads Stello$ gpg --keyid-format long --import tails-signing.key gpg: can't open `tails-signing.key': No such file or directory gpg: Total number processed: 0 MacBook-Pro:Downloads Stello$
    – Macedon93
    Jul 5, 2014 at 21:26
  • ^Same Situation. Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place.
    – Macedon93
    Jul 5, 2014 at 21:27
  • @Macedon93: The key file (tails-signing.key) needs to be in the Downloads folder. Is this the case?
    – unor
    Jul 5, 2014 at 21:28
  • Yes it is there in my downloads i can see it clerly
    – Macedon93
    Jul 5, 2014 at 21:29
  • @Macedon93: And is the case correct? Maybe you have two download folders (Downloads and downloads)?
    – unor
    Jul 5, 2014 at 21:31

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