Permissions Warning

Dave Barton
Sun Dec 8 22:18:02 2002

GPG is working well for me, but I always get the following warning:

gpg: WARNING: unsafe permissions on configuration file "/home/dave/.gnupg/options"
gpg: WARNING: unsafe enclosing directory permissions on configuration file

Obviously, my permissions are not set exclusively to root and I am definitely
not going to run gpg as root.

Could someone please explain:

a) How do I switch this warning off ?
b) Why does gpg expect files in a user's home directory to be for the
exclusive use of root ?


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