feature request // starting gnupg for symmetric decryption before secring is present

vedaal at hush.com vedaal at hush.com
Thu Jan 27 21:39:06 CET 2005

would it be possible to have gnupg start without the keyrings 
with just an alert message that the keyrings were not found?

for those of use who keep the secring.gpg on a floppy, 
symmetrically encrypted,
it would be very convenient to be able to start gnupg , decrypt 
symmetrically, and then continue

as it is now,
the workaround is not too bad,

to have a backup 'dummy' secring.gpg, and trustdb in gnupg,
and replace them each time with the symmetrically decrypted ones,
and then wipe/secure-erase the decrypted 'real'secring.gpg when 

(still, it is a little tedious,)

as there is no security problem in having gnupg be able to 
symmetrically encrypt and decrypt without keyrings present,
then could this be considered as a possible future feature?



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