running gpg from another program

Thomas Roessler roessler at
Sat Feb 6 19:01:31 CET 1999

On Fri, Feb 05, 1999 at 04:44:34PM +0100, Matthias Urlichs wrote:

> Right, but since half the support for this (--status-fd X) is
> already there and the GUI program which calls gpg is the one which
> also would query the user for a passphrase, the piped way seems
> most sensible to me.

We are talking about different things here.  The idea behind the
unix domain socket thing is to have something like a callback:
Users' pass phrases could be cached over multiple invocations of gpg
(think of ssh-agent), and the gui application could pop up a dialog
box asking for keys even when gpg was invoked from a terminal based
applicatio running in an xterm.  (Thinking about mutt here.)

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