gpg --verify detached signature from two file descriptors?

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Sat Nov 13 20:26:56 CET 2010

On 11/13/2010 02:16 PM, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Nov 2010 05:19, dkg at said:
>> i'd like to use gpg to verify a detached signature, but for various
>> reasons i don't want to put either part (the body or the signature) in
>> the filesystem (i have the data queued in two otherwise anonymous file
>> descriptors).
> No problem.  GPGME does it this way.  The trick is the option
> --enable-special-filenames and to pass the fd in this format "-&N".
>   gpg --enable-special-filenames --verify --batch -&5 -&6
> Assuming you have them in fds 5 and 6.

thanks, this is exactly what i needed!

> Using GPGME is of course easier because it has this secret knowledge ;-)



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