Using gpg2 without pinentry?

Nicholas Cole nicholas.cole at
Mon Jun 28 17:53:30 CEST 2010

On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 8:55 PM, Dan Mahoney, System Admin
<danm at> wrote:

> 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?

Can you start gpg-agent separately - ie. before the passphrase is
needed.  If so, you should be fine, I think, if I have understood your
problem correctly.

Best wishes,


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