Automation of decryption

Ben Finney ben at
Wed Oct 8 16:27:53 CEST 2003

On 06-Oct-2003, Jenkins, Brian P. wrote:
> Please help me understand how I can run GPG to decrypt a file without
> human intervention.  Currently I can use the --yes to handle all
> questions but cannot feed in the passphrase.

Two points:

    - Don't use a passphrase unless you want a human to type it in.

    - Don't remove the passphrase without understanding that this
      reduces the security of the file to the security of the system
      where the file is stored.

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Ben Finney <ben at>
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