decrypt aes256 encrypted file without gpg-agent

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Mon Jun 29 08:31:24 CEST 2020

> 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.

If you were using GnuPG 1.4, yes.  GnuPG 2.0 and later have always used

If you want a gpg-agent free version of GnuPG, use version 1.4.

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