Using Gnupg from the command line with no arguments

Charly Avital shavital at
Wed Nov 27 10:48:19 CET 2013

Michael wrote on 11/26/13, 11:46 PM:
>  Hi, I am a new GPG user.  (New to the command line, that is.)  I know
> that if you type "gpg" without any arguments in a command line it starts
> a primitive sort of text editor where you can type a message that you
> later encrypt, sign, etc.   How do you tell the text editor when you are
> done with the message?  I have actually been flipping madly through the
> GPG documentation; I am not sure this is scenario is exactly covered.
>  Can someone point me in the right direction?  Using GPG Tools on Mac OS
> 10.9 and just trying to get more command line fluent.
> Thank you for your help.
> Mike  

after I type gpg without arguments I get:
gpg: Go ahead and type your message ...

and when I type immediately after ControlC, I get:
gpg: Interrupt caught ... exiting

I'm not sure this answers your query.

Mac OS X 10.9 13A603
MacBook Intel C2Duo 2GHz 13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008 .
(GnuPG/MacGPG2) 2.0.20 - gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.15
TB 24.1.1  Enigmail version 1.6 (20131006-1849)

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