lyngly at ymail
Dec 7, 2008, 11:59 AM
Post #4 of 6
Hello, I saw the following thread unanswered and am having the same problem when I try generate revoke keys, adduid and many other commands. I'm never prompted for my secret key, and these commands don't take them as arguments.
Re: Automating, passwd command replies, "Need the secret key to do this."
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> I tried it again. The problem is the response to "passwd" doesn't
> appear to be a prompt. It's only a complaint, and the "passwd" command
> doesn't seem to take an argument.
> John W. Moore III wrote:
>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
>> Hash: SHA512
>> Thomas Gagné wrote:
>>> Command> passwd
>>> Need the secret key to do this.
>> the Command passwd is for changing the passphrase. Of course, it is
>> possible to change the passphrase to nothing but first the Secret Key
>> needs to be unlocked. Otherwise, anyone could change Your passphrase to
>> anything or nothing.
>> The "Need Secret Key to do this" is the prompt to enter the passphrase
>> in order to unlock the Secret Key.