Entering passphrase under Windows XP

Peter Schott pschott at drivefinancial.com
Fri Dec 19 10:26:32 CET 2003

Luigi, try this at a DOS prompt:

ECHO YourPassPhrase| c:\gnupg\gpg.exe --passphrase-fd 0 --quiet --batch --yes --output C:\%NEWFILE% --decrypt %1

This should attempt to enter your passphrase through a DOS command as an input parameter to the decryption.  If this works, it's probalby not DOS, but the way the program runs the DOS shell or passes the parameters.  If you can see what it runs in the shell, you might be able to add a PAUSE statement to see any error messages that are popping up as well.

-Pete Schott

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 16:41:40 +0100
From: Luigi Lo Iacono <lo_iacono at nue.et-inf.uni-siegen.de>
Subject: Entering passphrase under Windows XP
To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
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I am using gpg 1.2.3 under xp. It works fine. I use it through Enigmail and WinPT. Now I have install GPGshell. This tool runs a dos box to perform the gpg operations. My problem is now that the dos box does not accept my passphrase. Does the dos prompt include any unwanted charachters or does the usage of german characters (e.g. "ö") disturb?

Does anyone knows how to solve this?

Thx, Luigi.

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