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gpg is the main command line tool of the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG), implementing the OpenPGP standard for public key cryptography. It allows encryption, (verification of) signatures and trust models like the web of trust. gpg (and its library gpgme) are the base of many FOSS crypto applications ...

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Hard drive partition and updating trouble

I'm new to linux and am using Linux Mint 15 Olivia. I am running it alongside windows 7 and I want to increase the size of my current linux hard drive partition. I read somewhere that I should install ...
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GPG installation got messed up, can't fix

My GPG installation got messed up, after trying to do some experiments as follows: echo "trust" > "/proc/self/fdinfo/27" echo "trust" > "/proc/self/fdinfo/26" echo "trust" > ...
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Feed GPG with answers

I wish to do something like: echo -e "trust\n5" | gpg --edit-key "Dor" In order to supply GPG with answers that were made in advance. But it doesn't work. Any idea?
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Decrypt file using gpg in batch mode when passphrase includes a “!”?

I am trying to decrypt a file in a script with gpg batch mode, but command is not executed because the passphrase contains a "!" echo "m!pass"|gpg --batch --passphrase-fd 0 --decrypt-file plain.gpg ...
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Using GPG to decrypt Symantec PGP encrypted files?

Is this possible? I had an old HD encrypted with Symantec PGP. I attempted to decrypt the disk with Symantec's boot time recovery tool. It stalled 18% in, I let it sit for 16 hours, and the machine ...
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Public key for git-…rpm is not installed

When attempting to install git (and probably other packages), I get this error: $ sudo yum -y install git Installing: git x86_64 1.7.11.3-1.el6.rfx ...
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mutt: Use gpgme or classic gpg?

Mutt's wiki on GnuPG integration and many other places (like default on Debian) use the classic way of connecting mutt to gnupg. That is, one configures a bunch of commands to call gpg directly. On ...
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How to create and sign a RPM-package with RedHat 4, that works with YUM?

How do I make a signed RPM package for my binary? I need to distribute my binary as a signed RPM package on RHEL 4 using GPG. It's for distribution of my binary with YUM ( http://yum.baseurl.org ). ...
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Batch encryption using a public GPG key

I've written a little script for my Clonezilla USB stick which will allow me to quickly back everything up without entering any options by simply running the script. Next, I'd like to store my public ...
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using GPG key in Gajim without passphrase

I would like to use gpg key with Gajim (jabber client) without a passphrase. I have generated my gpg key without a passphrase (or with an empty passphrase, I don't know which - I just just pressed ...
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reprepro and gpg-agent - passphrase won't be cached

I'm getting a little frustrated here, maybe you got an idea what the problem could be: I have a buildprocess with a few reprepro commands at the end The buildscript is executed with sudo ( cd ...
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how to check openpgp (gpg) signature against a set of public key blocks

I have some content that needs to be checked against a predetermined whitelist of OpenPGP (also keyword: gpg) public keys for a valid signature by one of them. The whitelist is maintained separately. ...
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Problem building GPG

I'm having a problem building GPG on my system; when I try to run make it fairly well before it suddenly bails out with an error. Here's my latest result from running it: make all-recursive Making ...
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Gnome keyring issue

I am attempting to restore some files to an OpenSUSE 12.3 machine that was backed up with deja-dup (duplicity). When prompted for the password to decrypt the backup, I enter the correct password and I ...
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keyserver timed out when trying to add a GPG public key

I am trying to add a public key for installing a program with CPG. But i am pretty new to this but every command i found gave me the same error: gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys ...
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Checking if a passphrase is able to decrypt symmetrically encrypted files

I have about twenty files symmetrically encrypted with CAST5. I have a single passphrase that is meant to work with all of the files and I wish to confirm that it does. I wrote a script to perform a ...
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What does apt need to be healed of a bad setup?

I made a couple of earlier posts regarding a libssl-dev that, it seemed, was not removable. Some of the replies touched on that there was a problem with apt, and now that someone posted the command to ...
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Why is scdaemon ballooning out of control?

My system keeps getting wedged because an scdaemon process has been spawned that has grown to consume all free memory on the computer. (I do not use, and have never used, smart cards in the vicinity ...
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How can I find out what keys gpg-agent has cached? (like how ssh-add -l shows you cached ssh keys)

ssh-add -l shows you all ssh-keys that have been added with ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_yourkey. How do I do the analogous thing with gpg and gpg-agent, in other words, ask it to show a list of cached keys?
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Encrypting import's output with gpg at the same time

The import command saves screenshot in a file. Is there a way to encrypt that file at the same time using gpg, without saving the image file first? gpg accepts input from stdin but it seems that ...
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Public key not found for RPM

I am trying to install package on Redhat 5.5 using YUM but it always give me this error [root@redhat64 Desktop]# yum install perl-Net-Server-0.97-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, ...
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If I have a really strong passphrase for my gpg private key, how reckless can I be with my .gpg directory?

The title pretty much explains it all: I have a very (read: very) strong passphrase for my private key. How reckless can I be with my .gpg directory? Put another way, how many bits of entropy would ...
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gpg asks for password even with --passphrase

I expect the following command to extract the gpg file without asking for password: gpg --passphrase 1234 file.gpg But it asks for the password. Why? This also have the same behavior: gpg ...
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How to check that gpg checking is correct on RHEL based machines or not?

How can I check that the "enabled=1" repositories have "gpgcheck=1" in the "/etc/yum.repos.d/" directory (and the "gpgkey=" file exist or not?)? Q: I'm searching for a solution to do this ...
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How to export a private PGP email key

I have made a keypair for my email address using gnupg. I thought that I should probably keep a backup of it so that if I lose my desktop computer I can continue using the same key. Is this the ...
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Can emacs use gpg-agent in a terminal at all?

I understand that there are problems with getting pinentry-curses to work with emacs (see some of the comments on http://emacswiki.org/emacs/EasyPG), and so using emacs in a terminal isn't compatible ...
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How to use Emacs to recognize and automatically open GPG encrypted file in ASCII armored format?

gpg -ca passwords.txt create encrypted ASCII file passwords.txt.asc. Emacs open the file as a normal text file: -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.19 (GNU/Linux) ...
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I try to add passwords to the “pass” password manager. But my attempts fail with “no public key” GPG errors. Why?

I am trying to install Pass: the standard Unix password manager, however, when I try to add passwords to the appliation I get these errors gpg: Kelly's Passwords: skipped: No public key gpg: [stdin]: ...
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What does gpg error code 2(GPG_ERR_UNKNOWN_PACKET) mean?

I am tasked to explain the variation of gpg errors that happened in one of my batch script. Currently when I perform gpg decrypt for a specified file it returns 2. The problem with this is when I ...
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How do I specify the keyserver with GPG?

Tutorials online say to use the option --keyserver, like this: gpg --send-keys <keyID> --keyserver 'hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371' but gpg doesn't recognise the option --keyserver. What ...
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Generate GPG secret key from public key and passphrase

I've lost my key. Now I can't sign anything, and servers don't accept unsigned content. The key is uploaded to a keyserver. Now I have fingerprint, public key and I remember my passphrase. How can I ...
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How to configure gpg to enter passphrase only once per session

Is it posible to configure gpg in a way that I enter passphrase only once, and it will work for the whole session (I'm using Ubuntu/XFce)? I'm not sure how gpg works, it seems that the default ...
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How to edit a .gpg file with vi?

So I created a gpg encrypted file with password: gpg -c passwords.txt.gpg how can I open it with vi, edit it, then close it? (So that no passwords.txt file will be created, the decrypted ...
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How to create an encrypted container (dynamically expandable) on OpenBSD

On OpenBSD, how/with what I can create an encrypted container that can later be dynamically expanded? Can I do it with GPG? (password protection is enough) So, if I open this container and put files ...
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What is this file called - doing in my home directory?

In my home directory there is a file called -. Seeing inside it was hard, but I finally managed to do it. At the top was this: -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- followed by a bunch of ...
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Encrypt OfflineIMAP Password

I'm trying to set up OfflineIMAP to authenticate via a gpg encrypted file (that way I can consolidate all my encryption to my gpg-agent process). From the documentation, it seems the only way to ...
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Encrypt multiple files at once

I'm writing a script which creates project archives and then creates 7z archives of them to make it easier on me to save specific versions and keep encrypted backups. After I've generated the ...
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Best Practices for SSH, tmux & GnuPG Agent

I'm attempting to consolidate my encryption software to GnuPG, and I'm running into a confusing problem. My primary unit is a headless server, and I exclusively work in tmux. There is no X session, ...
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Decrypt files encrypted with gpg using xargs

I have a lot of files encrypted with gpg. All files have the same password. Is it possible to use xargs to decrypt files? ls | xargs -n 1 gpg asks for the password for every file.
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What means warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno when installing from rpmfusion?

Installing a media player from rpmfusion (via yum) yields following output: Transaction Summary ================================================================================ Install 3 Packages ...
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GPG key pair generation: What do the plus and minus signs mean?

I just generated a new GPG key pair and gpg displays some random plus, minus, greater than, less than and circumflex signs. I was always wondering what they mean. Can you explain it to me? ...
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How are the GPG usage flags defined in the key details listing?

When I list the details of a key I get output like this: $ gpg --edit-key SOMEID pub [..] created: [..] expires: [..] usage:SC [..] sub [..] created: [..] expires: [..] usage: E Or even usage: ...
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When importing a key during a yum installation, where is that key stored?

I'm installing a piece of software for which I had to use a third-party repository. After adding the repository with rpm -Uvh http://[site], I installed with yum install [package]. One of the ...
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Emacs auto encryption and gpg

Emacs encrypts/decrypts .gpg files automatically. But recently I have lost the ability to decrypt files encrypted by the Linux gpg tool and vice versa. I use: passphrase symmetric encryption gnupg ...
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CentOS yum repository bad Header V4 RSA/SHA1 signature

I was coping with many problems to get stuck with this one. I have installed yum repository on server (CentOS 5.6) with: createrepo -v -s sha yumrepo/ sha is used due to solution to my earlier ...
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Skype missing GPG key

I wanted to install Skype on Scientific Linux 6.1: yum install alsa-lib.i686 dbus-libs.i686 e2fsprogs-libs.i686 expat.i686 fontconfig.i686 freetype.i686 glib2.i686 glibc.i686 keyutils-libs.i686 ...
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Encrypt files using gpg (and them symetric encrypting the key) - is it a normal thing to do in the *nix world?

I read a lot of articles about using gpg to encrypt email, but I would like to use it to encrypt some files - mainly a bunch of *.isos. I'm going to describe what I thought I would do, so you can ...
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How can I verify that a PGP key is imported into RPM?

One can import a key with: rpm --import /path/to/key But how can you tell later if you have already imported this key? Trying to reimport it will fail with an error and I am trying to avoid this ...
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Are there any GPG checks in OpenBSD when installing an application?

Like under an average Linux distribution - are there any checkings that the downloaded packages are really the packages that are on the mirror server?
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Receive Pop/IMAP email and then forward as encrypted to gmail

Basically, I have an email account I can access as POP3 or IMAP. I want to take all incoming emails, encrypt them, and then forward the encrypted version to my gmail account (so I can see the ...