understanding what gnugp can do

Armin Hartinger armin@pctechware.com
Mon, 23 Oct 2000 13:18:29 -0700

That's what that resulted in:

Reading passphrase from file descriptor 0

You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
user: "Armin Hartinger <hartingera@earthlink.net>"
1024-bit ELG-E key, ID 589D113C, created 2000-10-23 (main key ID 03BF84DE)

gpg: encrypted with 1024-bit ELG-E key, ID 589D113C, created 2000-10-23
      "Armin Hartinger <hartingera@earthlink.net>"
gpg: public key decryption failed: bad passphrase
gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available
gpg: fatal: out of  memory while allocating 1260783806 bytes
secmem usage: 1664/2496 bytes in 4/8 blocks of pool 2496/16384

On a sidenote: It tried to allocate 1.2GBytes? ;-)


Jack McKinney wrote:

> Big Brother tells me that Armin Hartinger wrote:
> > Hello Graham,
> >
> > actually keymanagement is a non-issue for me, as I just need to decrypt orders
> > from my online-store. So there are only 2 parties involved, the store and the
> > receiving PC.
> >
> > All: When decrypting via the command-shell, is there a way how to avoid being
> > prompted for the passphrase? (it's insecure, I know, but I want to batch it)
> From a unix shell (don't know how to implement this in dos), try:
> echo Purity of Essence | gpg --passphrase-fd 0 --decrypt strangelove.gpg
> --
> "Restore your inalienable human rights. Jack McKinney
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> 1024D/D68F2C07 4096g/38AEF076
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