Alias for getting OpenPGP keys for Launchpad PPAs on Ubuntu

alias launchpadkey="sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys"
Makes it easy to add keys to new ppa sources entries in apt sources.list Now to add the key for the chromium-daily ppa: launchpadkey 4E5E17B5
Sample Output
gpg: requesting key 4E5E17B5 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key 4E5E17B5: "Launchpad PPA for chromium-daily" 2 new signatures
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:         new signatures: 2

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By: azeey
2009-06-17 12:02:27

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Pretty neat, thanks!
Weboide · 490 weeks and 4 days ago
Just a thing, there is an extra space that needs to be removed: --recv -keys needs to be --recv-keys
Weboide · 490 weeks and 4 days ago
@Weboide Thanks for the correction.
azeey · 490 weeks and 4 days ago

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