Newbie: Commandline still prompting for passphrase?

John Morris john at
Fri Sep 21 17:33:05 CEST 2012

Gnupg2 won't read the password from a fd.  You must use a gpg-agent.

You can get the expected behavior from gnupg v. 1.


On 09/18/2012 11:25 PM, Mark Brownlee wrote:
> echo MyPasword1432!|"C:\Program Files\GNU\GnuPG\gpg2.exe"
> --passphrase-fd 0 --homedir "C:\Users\Mark\AppData\Roaming\gnupg" -r
> "ABC Limited" -o "C:\Users\Mark\Desktop\test-sign-done.txt.gpg" -e
> --sign "C:\Users\Mark\Desktop\test-sign.txt"
> Does anyone know why the above still prompts me for a passphrase (I am
> trying to bypass it)?
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