Exit status and failed decryption of session key

Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@rus.uni-stuttgart.de
21 Apr 2000 15:36:27 +0200

If a messages is encrypted to multiple subscribers, and secret keys
are present for all subscribers, but not all secret keys can be
decrypted (i.e. because of a missing or wrong passphrase), GnuPG 1.0.1
exits with status 2 even if the messages was successfully decrypted
because a usable secret key was found in the end.

Bug or feature?  It's quite annoying if you want to find out whether
decryption succeed by looking at the exit status.

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