How to silence gpg-agent?

Paul R. Ramer free10pro at
Wed Mar 16 00:35:21 CET 2016

On 03/15/2016 01:59 PM, Dashamir Hoxha wrote:
> I am writting some wrapper shell scripts around gpg, trying to make it a
> bit more user-friendly for beginners:
> I have a problem that time after time I get output like this, which is
> somewhat unrelated to the operation performed and a bit confusing:
> ----------
> gpg: checking the trustdb
> gpg: 3 marginal(s) needed, 1 complete(s) needed, PGP trust model
> gpg: depth: 0  valid:   1  signed:   3  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 1u
> gpg: depth: 1  valid:   3  signed:   0  trust: 2-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 1f, 0u
> gpg: next trustdb check due at 2017-01-05
> ----------
> I believe that it comes from gpg-agent. I have tried to silence it, using
> the option '--quiet', but it seems not to work. Any idea what else I can
> try?

Please don't post to two lists for the same problem.  I see that you
posted to both gnupg-users and gnupg-devel.  This will create two
threads for the same problem instead of one.

Would you please give us an excerpt of the part of the shell script that
shows how you are calling gpg?



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