No secret key on 1 file

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Aug 16 11:50:34 CEST 2013

On Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:30, sbonda at said:

> When I run the following command:
> Gpg2 -batch -passphrase pass -o c:\temp\temp.txt -d c:\temp\file.pgp

I assume you used 

  Gpg2 --batch --passphrase pass -o c:\temp\temp.txt -d c:\temp\file.pgp

That is two dashes for the long options.

--passphrase does not work with gpg2.  You will be asked by a pop-up
Window for the passphrase.  That requires that GnuPG has been fully

What version are you using.  Did you used a Gpg4win installer?

If you are using the command line you may want to add the option 


to see more diagnostics.  If you are not using the latest gpg2 version it
is possible that the imported secret hast been protected using the IDEA
algorithms which - for patent reason was not support by older GnuPG
versions.  You need at least GnuPG 2.020 and Libgcrypt 1.5.2.  Running

  gpg2 --version

shows the the GnuPG and Libgcrypt version.



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