gpg-agent shell variable output

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Wed Oct 5 15:58:57 CEST 2016

hi all--

gpg-agent's --sh and --csh commands suggest that they'll emit some sort
of shell variables (and indeed they used to).

With the new use of standard socket in 2.1.x, it's not clear how to get
these variables to stdout.  for example, the old mechanism of:

   $(gpg-agent --enable-ssh-support --daemon --sh)

now does nothing to the parent shell.

Are we explicitly deprecating the feature of writing variables to
stdout?  If so, the documentation should be cleaned up and those
arguments should be explicitly deprecated.

If not, how can we support it better?

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