gpg-zip : passphrase as parameter for scripts

arno.s arno.steffen at
Mon Apr 4 12:02:08 CEST 2011

I am using in a script, with more than one of this kind of lines:

/usr/local/bin/gpg-zip -o /opt/u1.tar.gpg -s /opt/1*
/usr/local/bin/gpg-zip -o /opt/u2.tar.gpg -s /opt/2*

I have to answer every line with question for passphrase. This sucks.

I have seen there is a parameter --gpg-args where I can pass args to gpg.
But I don't get this working with some kind of

echo 'passphrase' | gpg-zip --gpg-args --passphrase-fd -o ... - s

Anybody an idea how this is working?

Best regards

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