GnuPG in Linux

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Tue Oct 30 21:07:47 CET 2007

Charly Avital wrote:
> My question, please help: where, how can I find and open, actually
> open and edit as required, gpg.conf? A ls search in .gnupg lists
> 'options'. I remember that gnupg.options was the ancestor of
> gpg.conf (probably before gnupg 1.2.*).

Just rename (mv) options to gpg.conf.  Even that isn't strictly
necessary AFAIK, as gpg will read the options file if no gpg.conf is

> Sorry if the question seems [is] silly, but I have a block. I have
> tried to use pico (nano), but I don't seem to strike the right
> commands.

Does running "nano ~/.gnupg/options" fail in some way?

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