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Aug 13, 2011, 2:04 AM
Post #5 of 5
On Fri, 12 Aug 2011 12:40, lists [at] binarywings said:
Re: how can i generate a keypair without reading anwsers from stdin?
[In reply to]
> You can simply write the answers down like you would in an interactive
> session with gpg. Then feed this file with `gpg --gen-key ... < file`
*Don't do this* !
The interface presented there is for humans only and may change at any
time. In fact, it depends on certain options and has changed several
times in the past.
> gpg just reads from standard input. There is no difference between a
> user pressing return and a newline character in a text file.
There is one: gpg reads directly from the TTY unless you use --batch.
This allows the use of readline features and to disable echo during
Please use a parameter file as described in the manual. This is a well
defined interface and the way to control key generation.
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