Any plans for GnuPG to implement decrypting to RAM?

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Feb 6 05:44:59 CET 2008

On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 10:36:41PM -0600, Kevin Hilton wrote:
> Just wonder if GnuPG, similar to PGP, would implement decrypting files
> to RAM rather than swap, or to allow user to pick location.

What does decrypt to swap mean?  For that matter, what does decrypt to
RAM mean?


  gpg -o /pick/your/own/destination -d file-to-decrypt.gpg

  gpg -d file-to-decrypt.gpg > redirect-to-a-file

  gpg -d file-to-decrypt.gpg | pipe-to-whatever-you-want

It's in the manual.


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