Temporarily remember passphrase?

Grant Olson kgo at grant-olson.net
Fri May 20 02:27:38 CEST 2011

On 5/19/2011 7:07 AM, Chris Poole wrote:
> Hi
> I often decrypt several files in quick succession (with a simple script).
> Is it possible to have gpg remember my passphrase, only very
> temporarily? (Perhaps for 10 seconds or so.)
> I've looked into gpg-agent, and tried using the --use-agent option
> with gpg, but I can't find much documentation on the matter, or even
> whether or not this is the best approach.

Yes you want to use gpg-agent.  What OS are you on?  You might need to
install gpg2 if you're on Linux or Mac.


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