Change the location of the gpg-agent socket?

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Wed Apr 6 14:08:37 CEST 2016

> On 6 Apr 2016, at 11:14, Dick Visser <dick.visser at> wrote:
> Hi
> I'm using gnupg 2.1.11 on OSX. This works great.
> I'm using BOX as a sync tool to keep my .gnupg directory backed up.
> However, BOX chokes on the unix socket 'S.gpg-agent' that's there when
> the agent is running.
> I've searched through the docs but couldn't find a way to configure
> the location of the socket, other than at compile time.

Would it not make more sense to add an exclusion for the socket in your backup config?


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