gpg: cannot open /dev/tty: Permission denied

Werner Koch
Wed, 15 Sep 1999 09:53:23 +0200

Matthias Urlichs <> writes:

> "chmod 666 /dev/tty".
> Some Linux boxes have broken permissions for that device file.
I assumed that he wants to use it in a CGI script or something like this and then it is not a good idea to write to the tty anyway. -- Werner Koch at keyid 621CC013