gpg-agent and pinentry docs and testing

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Wed Oct 31 12:41:27 CET 2007

Is there a way documented how to use pinentry in automated testing?
Especially GUI testing?

I have heard that there are keys possible without passphrase
Is this true for both gpg and gpgsm?
As pinentry would not pop up then, I guess, this would only allow
to test part of the code path, as there is no call to pinentry now.

Is there a different way to feed the gpg-agent a passphrase
when it calls pinentry? Maybe a pinentry for testing?

When the no-grab option is given I guess that regular X11 testing based tool
could just fill in the passphrase. Has somebody already done this and 
is willing to share hints?

BTW: I found minor issues with documentation, while search for this.
See attached patch.
Is there a way with textinfo to have "info gpgsm" also open the
same page as "info gnupg2" does now?

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