understanding what gnugp can do

Armin Hartinger armin@pctechware.com
Mon, 23 Oct 2000 15:29:57 -0700


Seems that echo here on this NT box at work doesn't seem to have an option to omit
the newline. So I tried something else... I put the passphrase into a textfile and
just piped the output of this textfile into the command you described:

C:\gpg>type pass.txt | gpg --passphrase-fd 0 -d test.gpg

And it worked alright! (use cat on a *nix machine of course).

Thanks for your great help! Another problem solved. And I'm confident that I get a
decent solution now to work that my wife can process the decrypted orders.
Let's just hope that the customers appreciate the security.
How many % of stores you guys think send around plaintext emails of their customers
names CC#?


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
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