Using gpg2 without pinentry?
Dan Mahoney, System Admin
danm at prime.gushi.org
Sun Jun 27 21:55:12 CEST 2010
I currently use gnupg 1 from within Alpine (running under screen), and it
works okay, but I had a bear of a time using gpg2 because of the pinentry
stuff. Specifically, gpg was launched within a mail filter, and had no
idea how to spawn a third program (the pinentry window)) in a correct way.
I've tried kludging it so it launches in a different screen by tweaking
various environment variables, but this seems the wrong way to go about
it. As does running with X-forwarding just to launch a tiny pinentry app
(I can't guarantee I'll have an xserv everywhere I sit.)
Is there some reasonable way that gpg can detect that it has a controlling
termainal (or even, a config file option) and just ask me for my
passphrase on stdin?
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