question about setting options with gpgme

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Jul 4 10:28:28 CEST 2008

On Thu,  3 Jul 2008 20:13, bernhard at said:

> I've probably missed it: Is there a possibility to do symmetric crypto 
> operations over gpgme?

Pass NULL instead of an array of recipients to the encrypt function:

  If @var{recp} is @code{NULL}, symmetric rather than public key
  encryption is performed.  Symmetrically encrypted cipher text can be
  deciphered with @code{gpgme_op_decrypt}.  Note that in this case the
  crypto backend needs to retrieve a passphrase from the user.
  Symmetric encryption is currently only supported for the OpenPGP
  crypto backend.



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