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GPG-PRESET-PASSPHRASE(1) GNU Privacy Guard GPG-PRESET-PASSPHRASE(1)
gpg-preset-passphrase - Put a passphrase into gpg-agent's cache
gpg-preset-passphrase [options] [command] cache-id
The gpg-preset-passphrase is a utility to seed the internal cache of a running gpg-agent
with passphrases. It is mainly useful for unattended machines, where the usual pinentry
tool may not be used and the passphrases for the to be used keys are given at machine
Passphrases set with this utility don't expire unless the --forget option is used to
explicitly clear them from the cache --- or gpg-agent is either restarted or reloaded (by
sending a SIGHUP to it). It is necessary to allow this passphrase presetting by starting
gpg-agent with the --allow-preset-passphrase.
gpg-preset-passphrase is invoked this way:
gpg-preset-passphrase [options] [command] cacheid
cacheid is either a 40 character keygrip of hexadecimal characters identifying the key for
which the passphrase should be set or cleared. The keygrip is listed along with the key
when running the command: gpgsm --dump-secret-keys. Alternatively an arbitrary string may
be used to identify a passphrase; it is suggested that such a string is prefixed with the
name of the application (e.g foo:12346).
One of the following command options must be given:
Preset a passphrase. This is what you usually will use. gpg-preset-passphrase will
then read the passphrase from stdin.
Flush the passphrase for the given cache ID from the cache.
The following additional options may be used:
Output additional information while running.
Instead of reading the passphrase from stdin, use the supplied string as
passphrase. Note that this makes the passphrase visible for other users.
gpg(1), gpgsm(1), gpg-agent(1), scdaemon(1)
The full documentation for this tool is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If GnuPG and the
info program are properly installed at your site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual including a menu structure and an index.
GnuPG 2.0.22 2014-06-10 GPG-PRESET-PASSPHRASE(1)
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