Signing multiple files
Thu Jan 25 18:53:02 2001
>>>>> "GS" == George Sinclair <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
GS> If I don't want to have to enter the password a zillion times
GS> when signing every file in a given directory, I would be
GS> forced to use something like Expect or possibly write a Perl
GS> script using the Expect module, or some such thing. Is there
GS> another easier way?
You probably want to look into using the --passphrase-fd option (check
the man page for details). HOWEVER, note that there are all kinds of
security problems with doing this.
GS> Also, how can I safely pass the passphrase into the script?
GS> There appears to be a dearth of information surrounding the
GS> subject of multiple files, batch mode etc. in the
GS> documentation. For such an important issue, the available
GS> solutions and or available information just seems terse or
Life's harsh sometimes. Once you figure it out, why don't you write up
a summary and publish it on the Web, or submit it to the FAQ?
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