[PATCH] doc: clarify dirmngr use-tor documentation

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Fri Apr 19 16:21:49 CEST 2019

* doc/dirmngr.texi: Correct the documentation, since use-tor should
not have anything to do with gpg-agent.


I'm reluctant to push this documentation fix directly because i
confess i still don't have a good mental model of how dirmngr is
supposed to interact automatically with tor, so maybe the original
documentation is right and i'm still just misunderstanding it.

Even if this doc fix is correct, as a user i'm baffled by why
reloading dirmngr wouldn't allow me to clear --use-tor.  Does that
mean i just need to restart dirmngr to clear --use-tor, instead of
reloading?  Is that a deliberate design decision, or an accident of
implementation?  If it's deliberate, what do i (as a user) gain from
that design?
 doc/dirmngr.texi | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/doc/dirmngr.texi b/doc/dirmngr.texi
index f5910a884..a1873b501 100644
--- a/doc/dirmngr.texi
+++ b/doc/dirmngr.texi
@@ -251,7 +251,7 @@ The option @option{--use-tor} switches Dirmngr and thus GnuPG into
 ``Tor mode'' to route all network access via Tor (an anonymity
 network).  Certain other features are disabled in this mode.  The
 effect of @option{--use-tor} cannot be overridden by any other command
-or even be reloading gpg-agent.  The use of @option{--no-use-tor}
+or even by reloading dirmngr.  The use of @option{--no-use-tor}
 disables the use of Tor.  The default is to use Tor if it is available
 on startup or after reloading dirmngr.

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