Restarting gnupg-agent inside X session

David Tomaschik david at
Tue Mar 1 04:52:34 CET 2011

On 02/28/2011 08:59 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> 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.
> 	--dkg

Fair enough.  I can't think of the case myself (keeping them all
straight would give me a migraine) but it's a good case to know.


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