Chuck Robey
Thu, 13 Jan 2000 12:54:01 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 13 Jan 2000, Peter Gerwinski wrote:

> Chuck Robey wrote:
> > I'm trying to use gnupg for the *sole* purpose of creating secure
> > signatures on documents to be broadcast. I *can't* use any system that
> > requires interactive entry of the passphrase each time.
> What about this one (from `man gpg')?
> --passphrase-fd n
> Read the passphrase from file descriptor n. If you use
> 0 for n, the passphrase will be read from stdin. This
> can only be used if only one passphrase is supplied.
> Don't use this option if you can avoid it
> (You want to work with a nonzero `n', of course.)
I saw this, I was hoping there might be some way not to have to pass just the fd. I guess not, if you're just telling me to look back there. I'm not too used to doing security things, I guess there must be some reason for not allowing such a helpful option as passing in a filename. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chuck Robey | Interests include C & Java programming, New Year's Resolution: I | electronics, communications, and will not sphroxify gullible| signal processing. people into looking up | I run FreeBSD-current(i386) and fictitious words in the | : FreeBSD-current(Alpha)| dictionary. | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------