GPG decryption within shell scripts.

Ben Finney
Wed Jul 30 01:11:02 2003

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On 30-Jul-2003, Ben Finney wrote:
> Your [options] are:
> [...]
>   - Don't set a passphrase on the key.  This results in a far less
>     secure key, but it will at least not give you false illusions of
>     security.

This is common enough to be a FAQ:

    "4.14) How can I use GnuPG in an automated environment?

    You should use the option --batch and don't use passphrases as there
    is usually no way to store it more securely than on the secret
    keyring itself. The suggested way to create keys for an automated
    environment is: [...]"


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