changing the passwd

Reimar Bauer R.Bauer at
Thu May 20 20:40:39 CEST 2004

Dear all

I like to use gpg for a project to handle user accounts on a web application. 
So I need a way a user could change his pasphrase by a dialogue over ssl of a 
I tried a while and found out yes it could be changed but it is not changed to 
the passphrase I want.
Please could you give me a hint what I am doing wrong.

The syntax I uses:

echo "old" | gpg --command-fd 0 --yes --textmode --no-tty --edit-key mykey 
passwd newpass save

If I do this on a text terminal the passphrase is changed but it is not 

best regards


Forschungszentrum Juelich
email: R.Bauer at
a IDL library at ForschungsZentrum Juelich

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