computing detached signature for a batch of files

Alexandre Duret-Lutz Alexandre.Duret-Lutz at
Thu Oct 9 10:18:33 CEST 2003

>>> "Jason" == Jason Harris <jharris at> writes:

 Jason> On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 10:26:15PM +0200, Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
 >> I'm using gpg to build detached signatures for packages.
 >> When doing so, I generally have several files to sign.
 >> For instance I may have to sign foo-1.1.tar.gz and foo-1.1.tar.bz2.
 >> It's a burden to type my pass-phrase for each file I want to sign.
 >> Is there any way I could do this and still type my pass-phrase only once?

 Jason> %check-sigs-and-sign foo-1.1.tar.*

 Jason> See "code" on my website.

Thanks, that would indeed do the trick.  

But wouldn't it make sense to support such batch processing of
several files in gnupg itself?  Is there any technical or
philosophical reason preventing this?
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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