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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Securely viewing an encrypted file

I have a file that is gpg encrypted. I would like to view the content of the file, but leave no trace of the output. Lets say for example that the encrypted file has some passwords, and I don't want ...
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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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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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What GPG agent does Elementary Luna use?

Whenever I try decrypting or signing files with GPG in Elementary Luna, I see a graphical password prompt come up for my GPG key. The key is then cached in memory for future requests for some time. ...
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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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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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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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Debian: GPG cannot fetch Linux Kernel key

I am in the process of recompiling the kernel on Debian. Following the instructions on kernel.org, the first step is to verify the signature. But GPG complains that it cannot find the public key: # ...
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Extract only the key(s) from GPG exported keypair

I have exported public and private keys to file with gpg --export and --export-secret-keys. When I examine them with gpg --list-packets. I can see that the file contains: the actual key the user ID ...
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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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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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Password dialogs block keybindings

I am using XMonad 0.11, but this might be unrelated. I am using evolution 3.12.2 and this is related but the problem might be more general. After research it appears that the window in question is ...
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SSH + Certificate Authority server?

Is it possible to setup SSH (via pam for instance) to check the public key of the connecting client against a CA server? I've tried with gnupg (via gpg-agent --daemon --enable-ssh-support) and also ...
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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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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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Use GnuPG by default in Evolution

Is there a way to make Evolution default to encrypting messages with GnuPG? It'd be acceptable if Evolution complains and refuses to send unencrypted emails to addresses for which it lacks a gpg ...
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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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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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How can I PGP decrypt an entire mbox?

Thunderbird cannot search PGP-encrypted emails. Hence, I was considering copying all my emails from IMAP to local storage, then decrypting them all locally, so that they are searchable. Is this ...
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gpg: Bad signature

I'm trying to sign a public PGP key but am encountering a 'Bad signature' error: gpg --edit-key someone@somedomain.com ... gpg> sign ... You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for user: ...
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Create global enviromental variable after boot

I know about /etc/profile and /etc/environment, but I would like to set a global environmental variable after boot and login. By global, I mean an environment variable that can be accessed by any ...
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Encrypted subversion checkout without root access

I would like to create an encrypted subversion checkout on a machine I don't have root access on. One thing I could do is checkout in a temporary directory, tar it, and subsequently encrypt with gpg, ...
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Keep private key for remote reprepro package archive local

Currently I am using reprepro and inoticoming to maintain a Debian package archive on a remote machine. The repo is configured with this distributions file: Origin: ... Label: ... Codename: squeeze ...
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Recovering GPG keys from a backup directory

I have a backup image mounted at /mnt. I need to recover (and revoke) a key in the secret keyring on this backup. How can I list keys and generate a revocation key for a key stored in this other ...
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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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Using gpg-agent to decrypt password in cron job

I have two scripts that both need to decrypt passwords using gpg-agent. Both of them run fine when launched from the terminal. The problem is that when run via cron, they both fail with these ...