Sun May 4 14:28:02 2003
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Joseph Bruni wrote:
> If it's not too much trouble, I would like to see an option added to
> "configure" that would allow me to change the compiled-in default value
> of GNUPG_HOMEDIR. (I already know about the GNUPGHOME environment
> Here is why: On Mac OS X, files and directories whose name begins with a
> dot are not visible in the Finder or in any other program using the
> standard Open File and Save File routines.
Actually doing a [command]+[shift]+[g] gives a rather simple interface to
reach those folders in the finder.
> Apple does this to honor the
> Unix tradition of considering such objects as "invisible". This is fine,
> but I don't think that the files contained in ~/.gnupg should be
At least they should not be visible data directly under ~/
> Rather, these files should be visible to such utilities as
> Backup (for obvious reasons).
Aren't they? So this should be a bug report about 'Backup'.
> In the OS X way of thinking, these files
> should probably reside in the ~/Library/GnuPG directory.
Reasonable path in the layout of MacOS X, but unfortunately this would break
every other tool that relies to find the GPG homedir in ~/.gnupg
> Therefore, I
> would like to set the compiled-in default value of GNUPG_HOMEDIR to
Have you tried
mv ~/.gnupg ~/Library/GnuPG
ln -s ~/Library/GnuPG ~/.gnupg
Wasn't that sufficient to your needs?
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