Is there a gpgkeys_mailto for Win32?

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Wed Dec 29 05:59:32 CET 2004

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David Shaw wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 29, 2004 at 12:16:52AM +0800, Zuxy wrote:
>> So would the team either
>> 1. provide a gpgkeys_mailto.exe for Win32;
> I'm not against it, but not that interested in writing it myself ;)
> The mailto keyserver helper has always been a bit of a lower
> priority.  I was surprised to see your mail, actually.  I didn't think
> anyone was using it.

Robert Golovniov was asking about it over the summer. But getting it to
work in Windows has always had two headaches: 1) reliance on Sendmail;
2) no Win32 equivalent to #!<path>/perl.

1) Microsoft's Services for Unix ships with a Sendmail - haven't even
checked it out, just know that it's there.

2) Wouldn't need to be a .exe. A .pl extension would normally call Perl to
 handle the file. But then the calling code in gpg would need to be hacked
to handle a non-standard call. 8-{(

>> 2. find some workaround so that gpgkeys_mailto will work with a perl
>> interpreter and a sendmail installation;
> Anyone have any ideas on this one?  Is there some win32 shell magic
> that can be used to associate gpgkeys_mailto with a perl interpreter?

Just thinking about this earlier in the week. Maybe rewrite entirely in
Perl with modules and then wrap it up in something like perl2exe, but I'm
not sure about the OSS availability of perl2exe.

>> or (the most native way)
>> 3. write a .WSH file, and replace "sendmail" with a mailto url therein.
> I'd like more information about this.  Can you give me a pointer?

I'd like to see more on that also.

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