Encrypt with key ID

jane grove grove.jane at gmail.com
Mon May 14 17:07:39 CEST 2007

Thanks, John.

However, when I use the command "gpg --batch -ea -r keyid filename", I got
an "encryption failed: unusable public key" error message.

Interestingly, when I use the command without batch mode like "gpg -ea
-r keyid filename", I'm able to encrypt the file.  So the batch mode
is having problems.

How can I encrypt the file using recipient public keyid correctly in
batch mode?


On 5/11/07, John Clizbe <JPClizbe at tx.rr.com> wrote:
> jane grove wrote:
> > Hello,
> > What is the GPG command to use a recipient's key ID to encrypt files?
> > I tried the following command but it didn't work:
> > gpg --batch -ea filename keyid
> Almost...
> gpg --batch -ea -r keyid filename
> repeat -r <keyID> as often as needed.
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