cache gpg passphrase for mutt on os x

Rejo Zenger rejo at
Wed Dec 9 21:00:39 CET 2015


I am running OS X 10.11.1 (and on another the latest version), in 
combination with compiled-from-source mutt 1.5.23hg, and gpg 2.0.29 and 
gpg-agent 2.0.29 (the latter two via Homebrew).

This all works fine, but one thing: caching of passphrase for, for 
example, ten minutes. As I understand it, this is a problem with the 
session mutt runs in: each new mutt decryption and signing operation 
runs in a new session and hence can't access the previous' one.

Probably, I can work around this, but to avoid spending hours of 
searching for a good solution: has anyone else done this before? 

Rejo Zenger
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