Re[2]: How to send passphrase to gpg with symetric encryption?

Thomas Braun Wegasoft Support <>
Thu Oct 17 14:43:02 2002

Hi Timo,

> Seems like the file is okay. Maybe there is a typo in your passphrase?

I use the following batch and I hope I was successful in typing
"1234" when gpg asked me ;-)

del test.gpg
ECHO 1234 | gpg -c -v -v --cipher-algo BLOWFISH --passphrase-fd 0 test.txt
gpg -d -v -v test.gpg

This is the output when I run this batch:

Reading passphrase from file descriptor 0
gpg: loaded digest 2
gpg: writing to `test.gpg'
Drücken Sie eine beliebige Taste . . .
:symkey enc packet: version 4, cipher 4, s2k 3, hash 2
        salt 30ebf29dd06f4b8b, count 96

gpg: loaded digest 2
:encrypted data packet:
        length: 51
gpg: BLOWFISH encrypted data
gpg: decryption failed: bad key

The exact version I'm using is 1.0.6-2

Thomas Braun