gnupg-agent not working...
alphasigmax at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 03:30:26 CEST 2006
Zach Himsel wrote:
>> On 6/6/2006 2:20 AM, Laurent Jumet wrote:
>> === Begin Windows Clipboard ===
>> --passphrase-fd n
>> Read the passphrase from file descriptor n. If you use 0 for
>> n, the passphrase will be read from stdin. This can only be
>> used if only one passphrase is supplied.
>> --passphrase-file file
>> Read the passphrase from file file. This can only be used if
>> only one passphrase is supplied. Obviously, a passphrase
>> stored in a file is of questionable security if other users
>> can read this file. Don't use this option if you can avoid
>> --passphrase string
>> Use string as the passphrase. This can only be used if only
>> one passphrase is supplied. Obviously, this is of very ques-
>> tionable security on a multi-user system. Don't use this
>> option if you can avoid it.
>> === End Windows Clipboard ===
> How does the --passphrase-fd option work? How do I use that to
> store/autoenter my password?
A file descriptor is something like a stream or pipe. Applications which
communicate with gpg use --passphrase-fd to give gpg the passphrase. If
you use --passphrase-fd 0, it will read it from standard in. Apart from
that... <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_descriptor> explains it in
You could of course use --passphrase-file <file>, provided the file is
only readable by yourself, but on a MinGW32 platform this is quite
unlikely. That leaves --passphrase-string, which is still a security risk.
Death to all fanatics!
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