batch file automation -Nearly There!

John Clizbe John at
Sat Oct 9 05:51:01 CEST 2010

Lee Elcocks wrote:
> Hi, I have the signing key as the default key in the config file, do i
> still have to use both in the command, the encyption and signing is
> working perfectly, just the output of the file name (and size) that i
> cannot get to work.

If the signing key is specified with default-key in gpg.conf, you are not
required to list it as the signing key on the command line. The same would apply
with default-recipient-self and the recipient on the command line. However,
doing so better documents what your batch file is doing.

>> In batch Variable needs Double Percent (%%)
>> PATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\GNU\GnuPG;%PATH%
>> > "%TMP%\~encryptlist.txt" DIR /B "C:\OutgoingDropFolder"
>> PUSHD "C:\outgoingdropfolder"
>> FOR /F "delims=" %%F IN ('MORE ^< "%TMP%\~encryptlist.txt"') DO (
>> IF EXIST %%F (
>> ECHO bingos| GPG --batch -se --passphrase-fd 0 -r PGPTOKEY -u PGPTOKEY
> -o "C:\EncryptedFiles\%%F.pgp"
>> )
>> )
>> DEL "%TMP%\~encryptlist.txt"

Your command isn't giving gpg anything to encrypt

ECHO bingos| GPG --batch -se --passphrase-fd 0 -r PGPTOKEY -u PGPTOKEY
-o "C:\EncryptedFiles\%%F.pgp" "%%F"

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:John (a)
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