encrypt file in batch mode

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon Nov 4 17:12:05 CET 2019

On Mon,  4 Nov 2019 16:49, Fourhundred Thecat said:

> Yes, that is exactly the problem. Why should simple operations require
> gpg agent ?

The manual has a chapter on the architecture, please read it to
understand the design goals and how it was implemented nearly 20 years

> Imagine the authors of "cat" or "ls" decided that these utilities no

Separation of duties is an important part of the Unix philosophy.  Thus
we use gpg-agent to handle the operations which require private keys and
also for some minor things which benefit from being implemented in a



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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