FD usage

Graham graham@todd276.worldonline.co.uk
Wed, 15 Nov 2000 21:27:13 GMT

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Hi there, GaryP,

On 15 November 2000, I received the following message from you regarding
"FD usage"

G>   Is it possible to use file descriptors with the windows version of
G> gpg?

I don't know.  I don't think so, but if there is anybody out there who
can help, I'd like to know.
G>   I'm trying to decrypt data without needing to show the msdos window
G> for entry of the passphrase, instead i'd like to pass this in seperatly.

Try using WinPT, which sits in the system tray and allows that to
happen without having to go to the command line for many features. 
Its still in development, but to d/l, go to:


G> Also is it possible to decrypt data without having to specify a file to
G> read from, for example could i pass it in on the stdin etc?

Not sure what you mean.  Do you mean mail encrypted in PGP/MIME format,
or data files?  If PGP/MIME, this is still non-standard in the Windows
environment and you will not find many mailers that support it.  Two
that do are Eudora and Becky!2 with the correct plug-in.  If you are
interested in Becky!2, please contact me off-list and I'll go through
the ins and out of it and its plug-ins.  As to data files, they are by
definition, files and can easily be encrypted, decrypted and wiped
through PGPtools, as well as WinPT (for GnuPG).

Graham                  reply to: graham@todd276.worldonline.co.uk

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