gpg man page gives incomplete instructions for 3 passphrase-related options
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Description

On the man page for gpg(1), the descriptions for the options --passphrase, --passphrase-fd, and --passphrase-file all say:

Note that this passphrase is only used if the option --batch has
also been given.  This is different from GnuPG version 1.x.

This information is incomplete. These three options also require --pinentry-mode=loopback to function correctly. The man page should say instead:

Note that this passphrase is only used if the options --batch and
--pinentry-mode=loopback have also been given.  This is different
from GnuPG version 1.x.

Details

Version
2.2.4
werner triaged this task as Normal priority.
werner closed this task as Invalid.Fri, Aug 23, 11:38 AM
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This was already fixed with version 2.2.5.