How to authenticate permissions of a local user?

Michael Roth
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 20:23:51 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 16 Jun 1999, David Pick wrote:

> the command - and need to be interactive. There *is* an option "--passphrase-fd"
> which allows you to specify that the passphrase should be read from that
> (numeric) FD, but the documentation *also* says "Don't use this option if
> you can avoid it". Since you say you'd put the passphrase in a file only
This is not for technical reasons but suppling a password automatically is a security risc. That's why their is such an notice in the documentation. cu Michael