decrypt aes256 encrypted file without gpg-agent

Ralph Seichter ralph at
Tue Jun 30 13:27:34 CEST 2020

* Fourhundred Thecat:

>> Show us a body of your work which proves you have the necessary
>> skills to critique the GnuPG authors' work. Until you do, your
>> "judgment" is moot.
> An idea should be considered on its own merit.

What "idea" would that be, exactly?

> You should counter my criticism with facts, instead of attacking me
> personally.

I am not attacking you. Read what I wrote in this thread. I just doubt
that you have enough knowledge about the motivation behind and the inner
workings of GnuPG to offer your "critique" (which I consider personal
dislike for certain behaviour) until you convince me otherwise.

Based on what you wrote so far, you are just some random person behind a
pseudonym. What are your credentials in this field? What qualification
do you have that would enable you to call the work of other people "bad
design" with actual justification? Have you designed and maintained
software on the scale of GnuPG, for decades, with a worldwide user base,
dealing with security, usability and compatibility issues, having to
find some compromise between the various aspects?

> You can either reply with counterargument, or ignore my messages in
> this thread.

You can either tell people why your opinion should matter, or live with
being called out for not doing so.


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