Passphrase not asked when exporting private key (via GPGShell)

Samuel Tardieu sam at
Sat Aug 14 21:55:38 CEST 2004

>>>>> "Vishal" == Vishal Rao <vishalrao at> writes:

Vishal> Why does GNUPG not ask for the passphrase when I export a
Vishal> private key?

What for? The passphrase is exported encrypted already, protected by
your passphrase. Given the fact that you can already get the
secring.gpg on the disk, this would add no security at all.

Samuel Tardieu -- sam at --

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