gpg on cron task

enediel gonzalez enediel at
Sat Feb 4 16:34:06 CET 2006

Thanks Samuel for the answer

as you can see on the line I execute, I include the full paths necessary for 
the execution

regarding permissions, this task is a root's task, so, the referenced key ID 
in included within the trusted chain for root.

$str_execute = "cd /tmp/backup && /bin/echo apassword | /usr/bin/gpg -se 
--passphrase-fd 0 -r enediel at /


Linux user 300141 Debian GNU/Linux

>From: samuel at Update.UU.SE (Samuel ]slund)
>Reply-To: GnuPG Users <Gnupg-users at>
>To: GnuPG Users <Gnupg-users at>
>Subject: Re: gpg on cron task
>Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 09:19:46 +0100
>On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 02:23:47AM +0000, enediel gonzalez wrote:
> > Hello:
> >  I use debian sarge and I need to encrypt and decrypt automatically 
> > files using gpg
> >
><<<< Snip >>>>
> >
> > When I execute the script manually as root, I obtain the encrypted file,
> > but if I put the same script as a cron's task, the whole script works
> > perfectly except the encryption process, and I not receive any error.
>Have you checked if the script has access to the key?
>(E.g. Permission or path problems.)
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