Question about gpg-agent

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Wed May 6 21:18:42 CEST 2009

On Wednesday 06 May 2009, Steven W. Orr wrote:
> I'm running Fedora 10 (if anyone cares) with
> gnupg2-2.0.10-1.fc10.i386.
> I'm up and rolling, but I'd like to know more about configuring the
> agent. I started the agent via the recommended incantation:
> eval "$(gpg-agent --daemon)"
> in my ~/.kde/AutoStart

AFAIK, this should be ~/.kde/env, so that the environment variable set 
by gpg-agent is available to everything running in the X session.

FWIW, I have

killall gpg-agent 2>/dev/null
eval "$(gpg-agent --daemon --default-cache-ttl 36000)"

in ~/.kde/env/

> and I set
> use-agent
> in my ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf
> I'm not seeing a place that defines what the default values are for
> the gpg-agent. I wanted to change the default TTL for a passphrase so
> I said
> default-cache-ttl 6000

See my example above.

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