Mantra via command-line?

Ingo Klöcker
Wed May 16 00:22:02 2001

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On Tuesday, 15. May 2001 10:07, Arndt Pohlmann wrote:

> I just wanted to know (in order to write some scripts/batch files) if
> there is a way to submit the Matra to gpg via command-line? I want to
> do symmetric en/decoding on a lot of files, and it would not make a
> lot of sense if I had to enter the mantra each time I do this on a
> file...
Not via the command line. But you can pass the mantra to gpg via standard in if you use the command line option "--passphrase-fd 0". Please note what the man page says about this option: --passphrase-fd n Read the passphrase from file descriptor n. If you use 0 for n, the passphrase will be read from stdin. This can only be used if only one passphrase is supplied. Don't use this option if you can avoid it. Regards, Ingo -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE7Aaq+GnR+RTDgudgRAmRJAJ9uklR1olq8ROA+aWTBarn4Lt9iowCfTspR SYOZXA9jZN/kXzVvDT6SQOk= =Y4Q5 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----