symmetric encryption is not working

Peter Lebbing peter at
Sun Jan 7 14:57:26 CET 2018

On 06/01/18 06:27, Charles E. Blair wrote:
> and creates a plaintext file without asking for
> a passphrase.

Your gpg-agent is probably caching the passphrase. You can evict the
cache with:

gpgconf --reload gpg-agent

After that, it will prompt you for the passphrase again.



I use the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) in combination with Enigmail.
You can send me encrypted mail if you want some privacy.
My key is available at <>

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