BUG?: gpg 1.4.9 --edit-key writes preferences to TTY rather than STDOUT
adam at adammil.net
Sat Jul 5 00:21:42 CEST 2008
Most information in the edit menu is written to STDOUT, allowing it to
be received by programs that are scripting GPG, but the
keyedit.c:show_names() and show_prefs() functions use tty_printf(),
which prevents the output from being captured, since the TTY can't be
redirected (at least on Windows).
Consequently, it seems rather difficult to do something like retrieve a
user ID's preferred keyserver.
I think only information that merely provides guidance to an interactive
user should be shown on the TTY, while all information that might be
usefully captured should be on STDOUT.
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