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Marcus Brinkmann Marcus.Brinkmann at ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Mon Jul 15 03:25:02 CEST 2002

On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 03:39:36PM +0530, Thanga Prakash S wrote:
> In test codes, i found there are some reference to GPG_AGENT_INFO.
> What is the role of variable GPG_AGENT_INFO?
> When the value will be set to GPG_AGENT_INFO? what it contains ?

The gpg-agent is a program similar to ssh-agent in function, that allows the
user to type in the passphrase once for a whole session.

If a gpg-agent is running in the background, the GPG_AGENT_INFO variable
will contain information used by GnuPG to contact it.

All of this should be transparent to users of gpgme.  The test suite just
has special requirements to get a well defined test environment.


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