[Announce] GPGME 1.1.6 released

Alon Bar-Lev alon.barlev at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 10:32:17 CET 2008

On 1/10/08, Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> wrote:
> Right, the oinentry is required for interactive use.  However if you add
> --batch you can still use an fd, string or file for the passphrase as
> usual.  Note, that this fature will eventually be dropped for private
> key operations.

Why drop?
How can batch applications do crypto operations without this option?
I guess they can write pinentry-env, and do:
PINENTRY_USER_DATA=secret gpg --sign <>

But this is much less secured than using fd.


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