documentation about gpg.conf file?

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Oct 27 10:57:00 CEST 2005

On Thu, 27 Oct 2005 10:23:30 +0200, Realos  said:

> (German). Manpage only
> describes how to enter these option on command line but no special not
> about configuration file is give. 

Hmmm, from the man page:


       Long options can be put in an options file (default
       "~/.gnupg/gpg.conf").  Short option names will not work - for
       exam- ple, "armor" is a valid option for the options file,
       while "a" is not.  Do not write the 2 dashes, but simply the
       name of the option and any required arguments.  Lines with a
       hash ('#') as the first non-white-space character are ignored.
       Commands may be put in this file too, but that is not generally
       useful as the command will execute automatically with every
       execution of gpg.

Let me add that you may not use an abbreviated option name as you can
do on the command line.



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