Batch Program Needs to Bypass the Passphrase

Ben Finney ben at
Fri Oct 10 01:44:14 CEST 2003

On 09-Oct-2003, Gates, Scott wrote:
> I got by the problem by not signing the encrypted file.

That is only because encryption doesn't require access to your secret
key (it uses the recipient's public key).

To decrypt a message, or sign one, you'll need access to your secret
key, which will require entry of whatever passphrase is set on the key.

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