gpg-agent question

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Dec 12 13:03:04 CET 2003

On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 12:52:26PM -0500, Todd wrote:
> Speaking of gpg-agent reminds me of a question I have about it...
> The agent will prompt you for a passphrase separately for the main key
> and for the encryption key.  For example, I sign an email and I'll get
> prompted for my passphrase for 0xD654075A.  Then a minute later I'll
> decrypt a message and I'll get prompted for the passphrase for
> 0x094F99BB, the subkey on 0xD654075A.
> Just out of curiosity, is this to allow for some future version of
> gnupg that will allow you to have a different passphrase on a subkey
> than you have on the primary key?

What future version?  You can do that today ;)


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