Opening the Gnupg interface on linux

Jamie H. geniegate at
Fri Apr 7 00:35:52 CEST 2017


You'll probably want to learn a bit about the shell and the directory structure of unix-ish based systems before going too far into gpg. (if you're using linux, the shell is most likely called bash)

What you're attempting to do is execute a directory as if it were a command, what you may want to do is:

echo $PATH

There should be a bunch of pathnames delimited by colons, something like: /bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin the directories listed in your PATH 
environment variable specify where the various programs are, so you can do a directory listing in each one if you wish to find out about the
available commands.

This isn't really a PGP question, and I'm thankful you asked it because I don't get many chances to answer peoples PGP questions, given that I don't really know much about PGP :-)

Have fun with Linux, and be sure to check out FreeBSD too! ;-)


On Thu, 4/6/17, Tay Too <itzmereis at> wrote:

 Subject: Opening the Gnupg interface on linux
 To: gnupg-users at
 Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 2:12 AM
 Hello everybody, very
 new to linux, and pretty unfamiliar with gnupg still, only
 used a few times. Yesterday i was able to open an actual
 window of Gnupg through my terminal with a command similar
 to ~/.gnupg    now when i enter this it tells me this is
 a directory and wont do anything with it, any help?
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