Restarting gnupg-agent inside X session

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Tue Mar 1 02:59:45 CET 2011

On 02/28/2011 08:41 PM, David Tomaschik wrote:
> Other than on systems where $HOME is on a filesystem that does not
> support sockets (e.g., NFS/CIFS/etc.), is anyone aware of an issue with
> the use of --use-standard-socket?  Seems like it would make restarting
> GPG an easier task.

I occasionally like to have multiple agents running, each with different
keys loaded, talking to different processes.  standard-socket wouldn't
let me do that.

i currently play this sort of game more often with ssh-agent than i do
with gpg-agent, but the principle is the same.  It'd be a shame to lose
the flexibility to do this.


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