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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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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Decrypting with GPG after a “su - different user”

I have cron job running a script in the cron of "USER A" that encrypts many files in a loop using the gpg command below: gpg --batch --cipher-algo AES256 --passphrase "PASSWORDISHERE" -c FILENAME ...
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Is there a way to edit a password-protected file without having to retype the password all the time?

I want to encrypt a text file using a password and a way to safely edit that file. The problem I am having is that I haven't managed to find a simple way to do that while only requiring the password ...
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How can I have pinentry ask if a password should be remembered?

In this answer, the password prompt for gpg-agent includes options for how long the password should be remembered. However, in my system I get a much simpler prompt, without that option How can ...
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Is it possible to convert a gpg key to a different encryption algorithm [migrated]

Maybe the answer to this question is a simple and unequivocal "No", followed by "How can you possibly think that this is possible?". And if I think about rationally this seems to be the only answer. ...
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How do I get the Truecrypt CLI installed?

I have a unix machine with truecrypt 7.1a installed. I'm trying to mount a volume to test with the command line but I don't have the truecrypt command installed evidently. Did the command line ...
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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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Not possible to use batch mode?! FreeBSD gpg 1.4.19

I use a script to decrypt my password for offlineimap, but somehow it's not working anymore ... The file was encrypted with gpg --symmetric password For offlineimap I use this combination. gpg ...
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How can I tell gpg that I do not want password caching for a specific program?

I'm using gnupg 2.1.2. Usually it is quite handy when gnupg caches my passwords. But for some sensitive programs I would prefer that gnupg does not cache them with gpg-agent. I searched a good while ...
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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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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 do I tell which GPG key an RPM package was signed with?

The cryptographic signature of an RPM can be verified with the rpm -K command. This returns a string containing gpg (or pgp) and ending in OK if the signature is in RPM's database and is valid. If ...
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gpg key generation on Tails live cd - why so quick?

I just used gpg2 --gen-key to generate a 2048 bit RSA key pair on an OS running on a live cd (Tails). This happened much faster than I expected. When I have done this before on a regular machine it ...
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What are gpg-pubkey* packages?

I compared the packages list reported by RPM and YUM on a CentOS 6 and 7. I noticed the lists were slightly different (same issue with RHEL). See Listing installed packages with yum and rpm mismatch ...
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Zsh gpg2 autocompletion

I am using zsh with oh-my-zsh on OSX. I installed gnupg2 from homebrew giving me the executable gpg2. Unfortunately zsh auto completion appears to only support gpg (even though that executable is not ...
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How does GPG agent work?

I have a line in my gpg.conf file which says use-agent I understand this refers to gpg-agent which is a daemon. The man page states "gpg-agent is a daemon to manage secret (private) keys independently ...
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'Pass' password manager - does it require public key?

The 'pass' password manager uses gpg keys. http://www.passwordstore.org/ However, gpg itself can be used for symmetric encryption of files. Does pass only work using public/private keys, or is it ...
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Simple-cdd keyring addition

I'm looking to add a personal key for an apt repo to a netinstall disc which would require end users to not have to install it. I'm using simple-cdd to generate the build, so wrapping it into a .deb ...
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How do I combine SSH agent forwarding and gpg-agent?

I have an ssh-agent running on my local machine. I connect to a remote machine via SSH, with agent forwarding enabled. On that remote there is an instance of gpg-agent running. I know that recent ...
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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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File encryption utility without key integrity check (symmetric key)

When encrypting a file with symmetric key, most common utilities (such as gpg, mcrypt, etc) store information in the encrypted message which can be used to verify integrity of the key during ...
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How to quickly generate (insecure) GPG keys?

I'd like to automate generating at least two GPG keys for testing and demonstration purposes in a virtual machine. Because of this context I want to make sure the key generation is fast, ideally not ...
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How to import secret gpg key (copied from one machine to another)?

I'm trying to copy my gpg key from one machine to another. I do: gpg --export ${ID} > public.key gpg --export-secret-key ${ID} > private.key Move files to new machine, and then: gpg ...
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creating and sending a self-signed public key using GnuPG in CentOS 7

I know that I can create a GPG keypair from the CentOS 7 terminal by typing gpg --gen-key and following the resulting steps, but how can I make sure that the resulting public key is self-signed? And ...
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installing GnuGPG with Thunderbird on CentOS 7

How can I install GnuPG on my CentOS 7 system? I want to use GnuPG alongside Thunderbird and Enigmail to manage pgp keys, as per the instructions in this link. The problem is that the download ...
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Creating a GnuPG keyring for apache

Here's the scenario, we're using GnuPG to encrypt data between 2 web servers. 1 is on RHEL. GnuPG will be accessed through cgi scripts to encrypt and decrypt. So I need a keyring that the apache user ...
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gnupg broken after power outage

Recently I happend to experience a quite unpleasant power outage which caused my system to go down unexpectadly. After power came back the system came back as well and other than a fsck being required ...
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Invalid signatures when running apt-get update

I'm new to linux and am trying to run an update, I get a lot of "Hit"'s and "Ign"'s but in the end I get these errors, does anybody know what they mean and how I can fix them? W: GPG error: ...
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GPG Problems When Releasing With Leiningen

I'm trying to use lein release (default, not the plugin). Now, I've installed gpg-agent and pinentry-curses, and gotten to the point where a separate curses screen appears, asking me for my secret ...
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Enforcing minimum passphrase length with gpg

When encrypting a file with --symmetric option, gpg asks for the passphrase using the pinentry program (small window). I want it to reject passphrases below a certain length. How can I do this?
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How to renew an expired keypair with gpg

What is the best way to renew a gpg key pair when it got expired and what is the reason for the method? The key pair is already signed by many users and available on public servers. Should the new ...
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Is app-crypt/gnupg on Portage or overlays?

I want to use multiple pgp key servers with the sks key server group witch imply gnupg-curl installation for the hkps protocol. But I didn’t find gnupg-curl as an ebuild in Portage or, at least, as a ...
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Connecting SSH and Git to gpg-agent

I'm running a YubiKey NEO with the OpenPGP applet to store my GPG keys on the smart card. I've stopped all other SSH and GPG agents manually by removing their startup entries (On elementary OS Luna, ...
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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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Get apt's key ids and fingerprints in machine-readable format

I'm trying to patch an issue in puppetlabs-apt to enable the use of key fingerprints as identifiers to ensure that a certain key is present by its 40-digit key fingerprint. I'm having difficulty ...
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Alias for perl script

So far while surfing web I've discovered nice addition to my gpg password generator and I've decided to adjust my alias with these commands. Here is the code gpg --gen-random 1 20 | perl -ne'print ...
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How to learn encryption type from a mail message?

I use Thunderbid, Enigmail, GnuPG and pinentry. When I receive encrypted message, how I can determine which algorithm is used: for encryption for checksuming (SHA1 or not) for compression
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Encrypt and sign with specific secret key

I have an OpenPGP smart card key (YubiKey NEO) as well as a local secret key installed in my GnuPG keyring. I'd like to encrypt and sign a file with my card's key, not the key in my keyring. How can ...
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how to disable gcr-prompter dialogs?

Whenever i save *.gpg files (symmetric password) using emacs the gcr-prompter displays dialog and asks me for password twice! It's so annoying, especially that my emacs remembers the password i type, ...
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Can I use my original GPG key even though I've re-installed Linux?

I'm a Debian user. I just created my own GPG public key. I'm just wondering if I re-install Linux on my system, is it possible to use the original GPG key or do I have to create a new one? NOTE: If ...
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monkeysphere to gnupg 2.1 workflow change

So, like many people, I was using my GPG key for SSH authentication with the help of monkeysphere, so I could load my private key to agent with monkeysphere s command and be free to connect anywhere I ...
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How do I add custom GPG key to Ubuntu/Debian installer?

I'm trying to setup custom Ubuntu install CD using instructions on http://beezari.livejournal.com/191717.html I've added my GPG key to ubuntu-keyring and signed Release file with it (resulting in ...
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Usage of pinentry with keepass2 for gpg mail encryption

Debian Jessie, XFCE 4.10, KeePass2, IceDove (with Enigmail).. I'm using KeePass2 generated passwords for my gpg private key, to de/encrypt mails. Icedove is my client which uses the enigmail. As ...
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List all GPG/PGP keys of a local SKS key server

We have set up a local SKS keyserver in my company. It seems it is only possible to search keys (either for a name, email or keyid). However, there are not so many users, so we would like to make ...
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What to do when a user switches to a new key?

I have some public keys of multiple users in my keyring in GnuPG. One of these users has switched to a new public key. I still have the user's old key which has an assigned trust of ultimate. I just ...
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RSA 2048 keypair generation: via openssl 0.5s via gpg 30s, why the difference?

RSA 2048 keypair generation: via openssl 0.5s via gpg 30s, why the difference There are several programs which can gerate RSA public/private keypairs GnuPG/OpenPGP for instance has a wizzard being ...
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How do I make gpg-agent forget my passphrase automatically?

I'm using Thunderbird with enigmail and gpg. From thunderbird/enigmail, I can't make the gpg-agent forget my passphrase, enigmail tells me I'm using gpg-agent for passphrase management so enigmail ...
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Is there a way to GLOBALLY set the DEFAULT keyserver for gpg on Debian?

I am not asking for per-request of a key, I know how to do that, but I want a chosen alternative gpg keyserver to be defaulted to, when no specific keyserver is specified in a request then-on-out. ...
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Verify a package installed with yum --nogpgcheck having gpg key

due to some network limitations I get this error while installing google chrome from rpmfusion repo: GPG key retrieval failed I have also the gpg key of google chrome downloaded from the same url ...
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Rearrange UIDs in GPG

In GPG, it possible to move a UID up or down in the list of UIDs in a PGP key? I realize it is a purely cosmetic thing, but I may want to use this to show priority among my addresses, which one ...