How to start gnupg?

Stefan Claas stefan.claas at
Sun Dec 2 13:37:36 CET 2018

On Sat, 1 Dec 2018 22:33:35 +0000, John Broyles wrote:
> I just installed gnupg software from source.  There were no
> complaints that I could see.  In fact when I typed sudo apt install
> gnupg, the response was that the current version was the latest.  So,
> I assume that that means that the program is installed.  However, how
> do I start and use the program?  I have a large file that was
> encrypted with PGP and I want to decrypt it.  Am I missing something
> simple?  I am using Ubuntu 16.04 operating system.  I can not find
> this program in the installed program list.

Hi John,

try the command "which gpg" or "locate gpg". This tells you where
it is installed.

In order to use GnuPG simply run "gpg --help". If you need more
infos check the man pages or the net for tutorials.


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