starting gpg-agent

Chris cpollock at
Thu Jul 9 13:27:04 CEST 2009

On Thu, 2009-07-09 at 09:49 +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Thu,  9 Jul 2009 03:25, cpollock at said:
> > Before switching to Gnome I was running KDE and gpg-agent apparently
> > started automatically when the system was booted. Now that I'm running
> > Gnome I've entered the following on the CLI:
> >
> > gpg-agent --daemon --use-standard-socket
> > --log-file /home/chris/.gnupg/agent.log
> That should work.  I have not tested --use-standard-socket a lot but it
> has been introduced just for this purpose. 
> BTW, you don't need to set --log-file on the command line.  You may at
> any time change it in gpg-agent.conf and give gpg-agent a HUP to reread
> most of the config file.  As an alternative to HUP you may use
>  "gpgconf --reload gpg-agent"
> > Using webmin I've setup several other apps such as fetchmail to start
> I have no experience with webmin.
> Shalom-Salam,
>    Werner
Thank you for the reply Werner, it's much appreciated.


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