Feature request for future versions of gnupg, windows version.

Per Tunedal pt@radvis.nu
Tue Nov 19 14:31:01 2002

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Hi again,
I found that Gustavo Vasconcelos has sent a similar idea to WinPTusers:

"I was thinking about another
change in directory structure, like placing  the Keyring files in
C:\Documents and Settings\{User}\Application data\GnuPG\Keyrings, and
point the keyrings at %HOMEPATH%\Application data\GnuPG\Keyrings. So
every user in the machine would have its own keyring without confusing

Per Tunedal

I would like to use two instances of GPG simultaneously:
* one for casual encryption/verifying with the keyrings on the harddisk.
* one for mor important uses with the keyrings on an external media.
Per Tunedal

  At 17:00 2002-11-08 -0800, you wrote:
 >Borland Pascal & C long ago had a function which allowed a program to
 >find itself on disk and work with that information.  I dont know if GCC
 >has such a function.  Running off CD would be the best of all worlds for
 >GNUPG with a directory structure something like:
 >           o                     _______________________________
 >         o      _____            |     CWSIV_HOME1@JUNO.COM    |
 >       .][__n_n_|DD[  ====_____  | M A R K L I N   T R A I N S |
 >     >   (________|__|_[_________]_|___________________________|
 >    _/oo OOOOO oo`  ooo   ooo  'o!o!o                 o!o!o`
 >On Tue, 29 Oct 2002 11:46:29 -1000 "Booker" <booker@lava.net> writes:
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 >>Is it possible to code future versions of gnupg to not require having
 >>a =
 >>registry setting or environmental path for it?  I would like to keep
 >>my =
 >>keys on a business card cdrom or on one of them fancy usb drives that
 >>are miniature in size that it fits on your key chain?
 >>I currently do kept gnupg on a business card cd with my keys on it so
 >>that I can move from desk to desk in the office and bring it home as =
 >>well.  I like to do this because I don't have to have my keys
 >>scattered =
 >>all over the office.  Whenever I do need to add a key or make a new
 >>key =
 >>I do it at home and burn a new cd.  For now, on the machines in the =
 >>office I just set the path in the registry or environment path to the
 >>Are there insurmountable limitations to gnupg that requires it to know
 >>it's path or have it's path in the windows registry?  If all keys
 >>public =
 >>and private were kept in the same directory wouldn't that be
 >>sufficient? =
 >> I.e. program gnupg to first look in it's current directory for it's =
 >>required files, then look into the environment path and then registry?
 >>Well it's just a suggestion, TTFN!
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