decrypt aes256 encrypted file without gpg-agent

Fourhundred Thecat 400thecat at
Mon Jun 29 07:56:46 CEST 2020

 > On 2020-06-28 22:24, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> I remember a time, when gpg was a simple, cleanly design utility that
>> worked.
> GnuPG adopted gpg-agent in large part to clean up GnuPG's design.  GnuPG
> was introduced in GnuPG 1.9.0, released in August *2003*.
> You've ignored GnuPG development for so long you're surprised by a
> change introduced seventeen years ago.  That's on you.

excuse me, gpg-agent might have been introduced in 2003, but it was
optional. Until not long ago, it was still possible to decrypt file with
password, without having the agent.

Also, I would like to add, I am not protesting the existence of the
agent. I actually use it on my desktop/gui. I am protesting the fact,
that gpg can no longer be used without the agent.

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