GnuPG UNC path on windows problem

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Oct 10 12:25:59 CEST 2007

On Wed, 10 Oct 2007 07:20, stormrider01 at said:

> gpg --homedir c:\gnupg ---batch --trust-model always --output
> \\server\backups\archive1.7z.gpg -e -r user
> \\server\backups\archive1.7z
> And I'm getting this error:
> gpg: can't open `\\\\server\\backups\\archive1.7z': No such file or directory
> gpg: \\\\\\server\\backups\\archive1.7z: encryption failed: file open error
> I've checked and the file (archive1.7z) isn't in use. Any ideas what's going on?

I am not sure whether UNC works at all.  Would need to test this.
However you can overcome the problem easily:

 gpg --homedir c:\gnupg ---batch --trust-model always -e -r user
     <\\server\backups\archive1.7z >\\server\backups\archive1.7z.gpg

This works because gpg won't see any file name but operates on the data
received on stdin (connect to the input file) and sends the output to
stdout (connected to the output file).



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