gpg-agent shell variable output

Justus Winter justus at
Wed Oct 19 13:36:50 CEST 2016

Werner Koch <wk at> writes:
> Even with the now changed defaults the socket names are short enough;
> the longest on Debian would be:
>   /run/user/1000/gnupg/d.8jec5q33fzegs887crd7wgh8/S.gpg-agent.browser
> or character more for higher UIDs.  On other platforms we need to prefix
> the above with "/var" and the entire thing will still work as a socket
> name.

As I have demonstrated, the size of sun_path restricts the length of the
relative path to the socket.  It does *not* restrict the length of the
absolute path to the socket.

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