_almost_ working, now a command line question...

Maury Markowitz maury.markowitz at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 17:44:29 CET 2008

Holy smokes, this is much more annoying than I thought possible!

Using either the | and < methods of passing in the passphrase works
from the CMD window and I can decrypt the file fine. Even cutting and
pasting the command string in works fine.

But when I shell the exact same line of text (which is where I cut it
from) into the VBA Shell command, which I do for literally dozens of
tasks, it does not work. GPG puts up the message:

Reading passphrase from file descriptor 0 ...

And then just sits there. Perhaps I can't call a pipe or redirect in
the VBA shell command; if try I'm pretty much sunk unless I can get
--passphrase-file to work. And it doesn't.

Is --passphrase-file a feature of 2.0 only? If so, is there somewhere
where I can get a compiled windows binary of it?


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