GNUPGHOME for Linux?

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Sat Oct 25 15:26:17 CEST 2008

Stefan X wrote:
> On Linux I would like to change the homedirectory from ~/.gnupg to
> /something/else.
> Defining GNUPGHOME has no effect on my Linux system while it worked
> on Windows. Does this option not exist in GnuPG for Linux? How to
> define something similar.

GNUPGHOME works fine on linux.  How are you setting it?  If your shell
is bash, then you should use something like:

export GNUPGHOME=/something/else

Put this in ~/.bash_profile so that it gets set whenever you login.

Todd        OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xBEAF0CE3 | URL:
I am willing to make the mistakes if someone else is willing to learn
from them.

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