Exit status and failed decryption of session key

Pierre-Henri SENESI Pierre-Henri.Senesi@taloa.unice.fr
Fri, 21 Apr 2000 23:07:18 +0200

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Florian Weimer wrote:

> 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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