Problems with gpg-agent

Justus Winter justus at
Tue Jul 19 10:59:56 CEST 2016

Hi Kenneth :)

Kenneth Benson <phoenyx33 at> writes:

> First, the way I use gpg is on a usb drive with Thunderbird/Enigmail
> installed. As my home `net is unstable, I frequently take this
> usb drive to the local library which has free Internet and download my
> email from my accounts to the usb. I can then view them
> at my leisure at home. My problem is that after running
> Thunderbird/Enigmail, when I try to eject the usb it refuses to because
> something is in use. I tracked it down to gpg-agent.exe is left running in
> the background. How can I stop gpg-agent to safely
> dismount the usb? I tried renaming it but then the keys don't work with
> arriving signed/encrypted emails.

You could try

   gpg-connect-agent.exe killagent /bye

That should terminate the agent closing any files.

> Please help. And I apologize if this is the wrong list, please tell me
> which list to send it to if needed.

It is indeed the wrong list, there is also gnupg-users which is more
appropriate for this kind of question.

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