Entering passphrase under Windows XP

Luigi Lo Iacono lo_iacono at nue.et-inf.uni-siegen.de
Fri Dec 19 18:10:51 CET 2003

Hi John!

john stephenson wrote:
> I am using gpg on an XP machine and do not have any problems entering my 
> Passphrase in the DOS window. My Passphrase contains only the numbers 0 
> through 9 and the letters A - Z.
I have made some tests with a newly generated dummy-key. Everything 
works fine with this key. Even my passphrase that does nocht work for my 
real life key, works with the dummy-key. Is this an interop problem? My 
real life key was generated with PGP freeware 7.0.2.

Thx again, Luigi.

>> Hi!
>> 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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