Limit of maximum password length

John Clizbe John at
Mon Oct 29 09:14:08 CET 2012

jv at wrote:
> Ok thanks, just found that compiling gpg without agent can be workaround 
> as well.
> On 10/27/2012 10:17 PM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> On 10/27/2012 3:12 PM, jv at wrote:
>>> Is it somehow possible to bypass ncurses dialog window?
>> You want to use GnuPG 1.4, which does not use gpg-agent for handling
>> passphrases.

You may bypass the gpg-agent that way, but you still have to worry about
maximum lengths in whatever shell you're using on Windows (7).

Good luck.

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