Insecure memory

Subba Rao Subba Rao <>
Tue, 22 Aug 2000 13:43:53 +0000

On  0, Frank Tobin <> wrote:

> Subba Rao, at 13:06 -0000 on Tue, 22 Aug 2000, wrote:
> > The version of GPG is 1.0.2 and I do not see "--no-secmem-warning" as an
> > option. The man page does list this option. The command line "gpg -?" does
> > not list this option.
> You do not really have the 1.0.2 manpage, then.
> <blockquote>
> <pre>
> --no-secmem-warning
> Suppress the warning about "using insecure mem-
> ory".
> </pre>
> </blockquote>
I am talking about the command line options for the "gpg" command. The man page may be uniform across different versions. Here is the output of "gpg -?" (I have cropped out the initial few lines) ------------------------------------- gpg (GnuPG) 1.0.2 Commands: -s, --sign [file] make a signature --clearsign [file] make a clear text signature -b, --detach-sign make a detached signature -e, --encrypt encrypt data -c, --symmetric encryption only with symmetric cipher --store store only -d, --decrypt decrypt data (default) --verify verify a signature --list-keys list keys --list-sigs list keys and signatures --check-sigs check key signatures --fingerprint list keys and fingerprints --list-secret-keys list secret keys --gen-key generate a new key pair --delete-key remove key from the public keyring --delete-secret-key remove key from the secret keyring --sign-key sign a key --lsign-key sign a key locally --edit-key sign or edit a key --gen-revoke generate a revocation certificate --export export keys --send-keys export keys to a key server --recv-keys import keys from a key server --import import/merge keys --list-packets list only the sequence of packets --export-ownertrust export the ownertrust values --import-ownertrust import ownertrust values --update-trustdb update the trust database --check-trustdb [NAMES] check the trust database --fix-trustdb fix a corrupted trust database --dearmor De-Armor a file or stdin --enarmor En-Armor a file or stdin --print-md algo [files] print message digests Options: -a, --armor create ascii armored output -r, --recipient NAME encrypt for NAME --default-recipient NAME use NAME as default recipient --default-recipient-self use the default key as default recipient -u, --local-user use this user-id to sign or decrypt -z N set compress level N (0 disables) --textmode use canonical text mode -o, --output use as output file -v, --verbose verbose -q, --quiet be somewhat more quiet --no-tty don't use the terminal at all --force-v3-sigs force v3 signatures --force-mdc always use a MDC for encryption -n, --dry-run do not make any changes --batch batch mode: never ask --yes assume yes on most questions --no assume no on most questions --keyring add this keyring to the list of keyrings --secret-keyring add this secret keyring to the list --default-key NAME use NAME as default secret key --keyserver HOST use this keyserver to lookup keys --charset NAME set terminal charset to NAME --options read options from file --status-fd FD write status info to this FD --load-extension FILE load extension module FILE --rfc1991 emulate the mode described in RFC1991 --openpgp set all packet, cipher and digest options to OpenPGP behavior --s2k-mode N use passphrase mode N --s2k-digest-algo NAME use message digest algorithm NAME for passphrases --s2k-cipher-algo NAME use cipher algorithm NAME for passphrases --cipher-algo NAME use cipher algorithm NAME --digest-algo NAME use message digest algorithm NAME --compress-algo N use compress algorithm N --throw-keyid throw keyid field of encrypted packets -N, --notation-data NAME=VALUE use this notation data (See the man page for a complete listing of all commands and options) Examples: -se -r Bob [file] sign and encrypt for user Bob --clearsign [file] make a clear text signature --detach-sign [file] make a detached signature --list-keys [names] show keys --fingerprint [names] show fingerprints Please report bugs to <>. ------------------------------------- I do not see a --no-secmem-warning option. -- Subba Rao => Time is relative. Here is a new way to look at time. <= -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to