Photo ID race condition

Andrew McDonald andrew at
Mon May 27 21:19:01 CEST 2002

On Mon, May 27, 2002 at 11:54:50AM -0500, Keith Ray wrote:
> There is a (non-security) race condition in the photo ID code under
> Windows.  If the user has a slow loading image viewer (ie. Mozilla),
> GnuPG could delete the temp file before the viewer finishes
> initializing.

This is an issue I have seen mentioned in connection with mutt's
viewing of attachments. Try searching for mutt_bgrun, a script that
provides one way to solve this.

Andrew McDonald
E-mail: andrew at

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