Anthony E . Greene
Sat Jun 9 14:44:01 2001
On Sat, 09 Jun 2001 06:50:47 Richard Ibbotson wrote:
>> > I have tried to set the default key in order to get GNUpg to
>> > decrypt so that I can read mail.
>> how did you set the default key ; by editing the 'options' file ?
>No, where's the options file in SuSE 7.1 ?
On most Linux systems, the man utility uses the standard pager (less) to
view manual pages. To search for text while viewing a page using less, use=
Manual pages usually have a section specifically for files taht are
important to the subject program. So you should be able to find info on the
options file using:
The search is case-sensitive so those two strings are not equivalent. Use
"q" to quit. Viewing a man page using less is more functional than viewing
it using the GUI viewers I've seen.=20
>> > that GNUpg immediately asks me to "Go ahead and type your
>> > message..... ".
>> that is what you get when you run 'gpg' without any
>Yes, but... if I type ' gpp --default-key email@example.com' it=20
>just asks me to go ahead and type my message.
That still does not give gpg any data to process. You need to specify a file
or redirect a file using:
gpg < encrypted_input.asc > plaintext_result.txt
gpg -sea -r recipient_keyid < plaintext_input.txt > encrypted_result.asc
>> you would have to set the key in your e-mail program or do it
>> yourself in the 'options' file.
>I use Kmail although I prefer Pine. Tried the options in Kmail for=20
>version 1.2 and can't get it to work.
>> you could save the message as a text-file and then run 'gpg
>> --import <file>' to see if that works.
>No, didn't like that either :(
That command is for importing keys.
It would take days of back and forth on this list to figure this out. I
recommend a review of the man page and some practice at the command line
using the included examples:
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