Strange error message when running pinentry-gtk-2

Jerome Baum jerome at
Mon Dec 5 22:44:24 CET 2011

On 2011-12-05 22:33, Veet Vivarto wrote:
> is there a way to generate a new key with just one line at the command
> promt?
> using
> the "--gen-key" command starts a long process of promts, questions and
> answers.
> Is it possible to bypass all of this by providing the name email
> and other necessary information all in one line?

You can create a keyspec file and use that. Example command:

    gpg --gen-key --no-tty --batch <keyspec

Example keyspec:

Key-Type: RSA
Key-Length: 2048
Subkey-Type: RSA
Subkey-Length: 2048
Name-Real: Foo bar <baz>

This is without passphrase, see gnupg docs for more details.

> The same question for changing the pass-phrase.  Can this be done without
> going through a submenu?

Take a look at passphrase-fd, not sure if it works for this but worth a try.

PGP: A0E4 B2D4 94E6 20EE 85BA E45B 63E4 2BD8 C58C 753A
PGP: 2C23 EBFF DF1A 840D 2351 F5F5 F25B A03F 2152 36DA
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