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type pswd| gpg --passphrase-fd 0 --output file --decrypt file does not work w/ Win 2003 Server
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Release: v1.4.4


Windows 2003 Server


When following the documentation to pipe the passphrase to the decrypt command,
type passphrase | gpg --passphrase-fd 0 OPTIONS COMMAND
will always get the usage error.
gpg [options] [command]

How To Repeat

Install v1.4.4 (or v1.4.1, v1.4.2) on a Windows 2003 Server. Create a key pair. Export the public key. Encrypt a file with the public key. Try the decrypt command piping the passphrase.



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werner added a subscriber: gnupg-hackers.
werner added a subscriber: twoaday.

I'm not sure if I understand the problem. If you try to pipe the passphrase
to the gpg process, you should use --decrypt or even no command, but never
--decrypt-file _and_ --output because --decrypt-file is supposed to work with
more than one file and thus you cannot force a single output file.

My guess is that the reporter took the docs too literal:
type passphrase | gpg --passphrase-fd 0 OPTIONS COMMAND
and entered "OPTIONS COMMAND". Thus closing.

werner added a project: Not A Bug.