Looking for a decrypting script

Kelley Lingerfelt kelleyl@tellico.net
Fri, 28 Jul 2000 23:27:37 -0400

Thanks for the replies, I've got all the modules downloaded and installed, the
pgpenvelope_decrypt works great. But for the life of me I can't figure out how
to pass the passphrase in, I'm prompted for the passphrase at every encrypted

Any help would be appreciated, even if it's embedded in the program would be
ok for now, I would really like to enter it for the first time and it be
remembered from that point on, but either way would be ok for now. Sorry I'm
such a dunce, but believe me I have tried, but it's just not working for me.


Frank Tobin wrote:

> Kelley Lingerfelt, at 23:11 -0400 on Thu, 27 Jul 2000, wrote:
> > I would like some type of script where I could read this file in and
> > output each record that was encrypted, the decryption will be in a
> > secure place, but I don't know of anyway to accomplish this. I would
> > like to write the output to a file or stdout for final processing.
> Since you're dealing with successive encrypted messages, you could
> actually very likely process the file using pgpenvelope's
> (http://pgpenvelope.sourceforge.net/) pgpenvelope_decrypt program, even
> though you aren't using Pine or such things.
> pgpenvelope_decrypt is flexible and can correctly handle multiple OpenPGP
> blocks in messages; this is ideal for your task. It reads from stdin, and
> writes to stdout, and was designed for handling the bodies mail messages
> which contain OpenPGP blocks. The only modification that would be made
> would be to made off the top of my head would be to pass in the passphrase
> directly to GnuPG instead of having the user enter it.
> As sen_ml stated in a different reply, this entire thing is fairly trivial
> to accomplish with a Perl module, and this is exactly what
> pgpenvelope_decrypt does, using GnuPG::Interface.
> --
> Frank Tobin http://www.uiuc.edu/~ftobin/