Password for keyring
mohanr at fss.co.in
Thu Nov 11 11:45:01 CET 2010
We use passphrases for protecting the secret key. Is there a
passphrase for accessing the keyring itself ?
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[mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at gnupg.org] On Behalf Of John Clizbe
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 1:16 AM
To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
Subject: Re: Password for keyring
Mohan Radhakrishnan wrote:
> Is there a way to pass a password from the command-line when
> using the 'gpg' command to encrypt files ?
You only need a passphrase when signing or decrypting unless your using
The man page documents the following options:
Read the passphrase from file descriptor n. Only the
line will be read from file descriptor n. If you use
n, the passphrase will be read from stdin. This can
used if only one passphrase is supplied.
Read the passphrase from file file. Only the first
be read from file file. This can only be used if
passphrase is supplied. Obviously, a passphrase stored
file is of questionable security if other users can
file. Don't use this option if you can avoid it.
Use string as the passphrase. This can only be used if
one passphrase is supplied. Obviously, this is of very
tionable security on a multi-user system. Don't use
option if you can avoid it.
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