GPG problem Urgent please

Ivan Boldyrev boldyrev+nospam at
Wed Dec 24 00:23:53 CET 2003

On 8600 day of my life atom-gpg at wrote:
> echo 'password' | gpg  --passphrase-fd 0  --decrypt a.gpg
> this is horribly insecure.

If you use bash (and probably, most of other shells) it is secure,
because echo is shell built-in, and is not run as separate process, so
you can't see the password in process arguments.

And you can tune shells to discard saving such commands in history.

Ivan Boldyrev

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