Question about passphrase-fd

Grant Olson kgo at
Fri Mar 12 21:06:17 CET 2010

On 3/12/2010 5:27 AM, Matt Burkhardt wrote:
> Here's the code that calls gpg for the encryption:
> gpg --batch --no-secmem-warning --disable-mdc --symmetric --cipher-algo AES256 --passphrase-fd 3  3</var/lib/amanda/.am_passphrase
> According to the man pages, it says not to use the --cipher-algo but
> doesn't mention if that's needed in order to decrypt the files.  Would
> that have to happen?
> Thanks!

gpg should know how the file was encrypted.  You shouldn't need to
specify anything to decrypt.

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