gpg-agent automatically use passphrase for signing subkey?

Chris Poole lists at
Fri Jul 22 11:38:39 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 5:30 PM, Charly Avital <shavital at> wrote:

> gpg-agent "goes" by *actions*:  decrypt, or sign.
> gpg-agent is invoked whenever you use your secret key, either for
> decrypting or for signing.
> As far as gpg-agent is concerned, those are two different *actions*.
> When your passphrase has been cached for each of those *actions*, it
> will remain in gpg-agent's "memory" for the duration of the cache set in
> your home directory ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf

That's a shame, but thanks.


Chris Poole
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