pass phrase

Chuck Robey
Wed, 19 Jan 2000 17:06:30 -0500 (EST)

I was wondering about the access method used to get the pass phrase into
gpg.  The only method allowed is via fd, which is a major pain when using
a script language that doesn't allow direct access to fd numbers.

I know very little yet about security, but could someone please tell me
what security justification there is for making access to the passphrase
so difficult?

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