Exit status and failed decryption of session key

Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@rus.uni-stuttgart.de
22 Apr 2000 20:52:38 +0200

Frank Tobin <ftobin@uiuc.edu> writes:

> There are so many issues that can happen as the result of an OpenPGP
> operation. One could verify a signature, but not have the public key or a
> web-of-trust line, or one could have the issue you talked aobut,
> etc. What you should really look into is parsing the output of the option
> "status-fd", which has information described in GnuPG's DETAILS file.
Yes, but status-fd is remarkably terse when it's creating some OpenPGP messages. May I assume that in this case, the exit status indicates whether the operation was successfull or not? I certainly do not want to parse standard error output. :-/ -- Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE University of Stuttgart http://cert.uni-stuttgart.de/ RUS-CERT +49-711-685-5973/fax +49-711-685-5898 http://ca.uni-stuttgart.de:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xC06EC3B5