Getting EGD socket name from environment

gnupg-devel at gnupg-devel at
Mon Mar 5 15:52:13 CET 2001

On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 10:03:44AM +0100, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> gnupg-devel at
> > Is it useful to get the EGD socket name from the environment and
> > falling back to the --with-egd-socket name when not found? The patch
> > below is against 1.0.4.
> > 
> An environment variable should never override a command-line
> argument.  IMHO, the other way round makes a lot more sense.

But GnuPG does not have a command-line argument for the EGD socket.
Even that would be fine. Would it be accept to add a --egd-socket
command-line option that would override the *hardcoded* path at

albert chin (china at

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