Extraction of decryption session key without copying complete encrypted file

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon Aug 28 12:50:11 CEST 2017

On Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:00, peter at digitalbrains.com said:

> The gpg process communicates its TTY to the agent so the pinentry knows
> where to pop up. This is a feature, not a bug. But when you deliberately
> want to pop it up elsewhere...

If you don't want that feature the --keep-tty and --keep-display options
for gpg-agent may be useful:

   Ignore requests to change the current tty or X window system's
   DISPLAY variable respectively.  This is useful to lock the pinentry
   to pop up at the tty or display you started the agent.

That feature was once implemented for a user who liked to keep the
pinentry popping up in fixed screen(1) session.



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