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
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