using verify over stdin

Justin Karneges justin-psi at
Tue Nov 5 22:09:02 CET 2002

On Tuesday 05 November 2002 05:14 am, David Shaw wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 02:07:54AM -0800, Justin Karneges wrote:
> > Thanks! :)
> >
> > Now one last problem.  Why when I use --passphrase-fd, it blocks program
> > execution even though it has not sent NEED_PASSPHRASE to the status-fd?
> >
> > My plan was to always use --passphrase-fd and have a pipe ready,
> > just in case a particular operation needs a passphrase.
> --passphrase-fd is separate from --status-fd.  If you use
> --passphrase-fd, it always (needed or not) reads the passphrase in
> during startup.

So how do you read the passphrase "on-demand" ?  Or is this just not possible?

I don't want to prompt the user unless the status says "NEED_PASSPHRASE".


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