AW: --status-fd and stderr outputs! Huh?
Mon May 27 11:45:01 2002
as you wished here are the results of the german jury ...uh... the results
of my tests of course :-))))
Start gpg with the following parameters:
gpg --batch --yes --status-fd 1 --export -a -o sav/asckey_jt
and capture stdout (same as status-fd in this case in fact of
the --status-fd 1 parameter) and stderr from gpg, assuming, that there is NO
public key with the UID email@example.com in the pubring (an so the expected
error occurs) will produce the following output on the different handles:
on stdout (or status-fd):
There is NO, Nothing, Nada, nix, garnix! Not even one line!
There is the following output:
gpg: WARNING: nothing exported
The returncode from gpg in this case seems to be 0 (should'nt it be at least
I think there should be at least also a [GNUPG: ] NO_PUBKEY Msg. on the
Thanks for your advice and good work. If you need more information about
this please contact me again.
> -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
> Von: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]Im
> Auftrag von Werner Koch
> Gesendet: Freitag, 24. Mai 2002 08:04
> An: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Betreff: Re: --status-fd and stderr outputs! Huh?
> On Fri, 17 May 2002 14:53:59 +0200, Joerg Toellner said:
> > to get the well formatted status information from gpg over the
> stdout from
> > gpg. I use --passphrase-fd as well where it is necessary to pass a
> > passphrase. This is done with writing to the captured stdin
> from gpg from my
> Consider to use --export-secret-subkeys to create a secret keyring
> without the primary key and set the passphrase of the subkey to empty.
> > BUT if i i.E. want to extract a public key from the pubring in
> armor mode
> > (to send it to a buddy i.e.) and the key isnt present (i.E. for
> a spelling
> > error in my uid) there is NO, NOTHING, NADA at the status-fd. I
> got the msgs
> > on stderr that says: Warning key not found or so. But the well formatted
> Please provide detailed output so I can see where to add another
> status message.
> > I always thought, that the status-fd is the only thing (and
> recommended one)
> > where i have to put my "ear" on and i'll be informed about every little
> Right. However some status messages are missing and I am just waiting
> for requests.
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