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Gpg4Win Pass Key PassPhrase in Batch File

July 17, 2020

In Windows (not sure of *nix OS) the GPG command-line has an obscure switch necessary in order to use the ‐‐passphrase argument: ‐‐pinentry-mode (https://gnupg.org/documentation/manuals/gpgme/Pinentry-Mode.html)

Example:

gpg ‐‐pinentry‐mode loopback ‐‐batch ‐‐yes ‐‐passphrase "<PassPhrase>" "<File>"

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