Can't suppress "good signature" status message

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Nov 10 19:16:33 CET 2010

On Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:16, skip at said:

> is there a --status-fd flag, there is a --logger-fd flag.  I
> don't know what the difference between emitting a status message

--status-fd N gives the file descriptor to write status messages like 

  [GNUPG:] GOODSIG 53B620D01CE0C630 Werner Koch (dist sig) <dd9jn at>

which are to be used by all automated systems (e.g. scripts).  IF you
don't use this option no status lines are emitted at all.

All other output is for humans; it may be redirected to a file
descriptor other than 2 using --logger-fd M.  This is slighly different
from re-directing stderr directly because it works only on the internal
log functions and is used for all output which might be useful to see in
log files.



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