Gnuk and max-cache-ttl

Peter Lebbing peter at
Sun Aug 26 11:01:43 CEST 2018

On 26/08/18 03:13, Bertrand Jacquin wrote:
> It seems that none of these parameters are properly respected

Yes, it is a known shortcoming that these settings only work for on-disk
keys in the agent, not smartcards. Smartcards will remain unlocked as
long as they are powered currently, or until you do something like

$ gpg-connect-agent "scd killscd" /bye

ALthough the latter might actually still leave the smartcard unlocked
but simply make GnuPG unaware of this fact :-). I'm not sure.



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