--daemon [command line] Start the gpg-agent as a daemon; that is, detach it from the console and run it in the background. char must be one character UTF-8 string. --list-keys [ names], --list-public-keys [ names] List all keys from the public keyrings, or just the ones given on the command line. OPTIONS--version Print the program version and licensing information. This only works if the agent was configured with --allow-loopback-pinentry when it was started and, in my version of gpg at least, if --pinentry-mode loopback is provided on the gpg command line, which has the side-effect of preventing user-configured pinentry programs from being attempted at all. It launches some pinentry program as its UI (it is just a daemon running headless in the background, after all), then sends it a GETPIN command. Fortunately, the Homebrew package pinentry-mac seems to be exactly that – a GUIfied verison of pinentry.. 5 Unable to determine controlling tty, caller must set GPG_TTY 6 Caught SIGHUP, SIGINT, SIGQUIT, SIGTRAP, SIGPIPE, or SIGTERM. Unable to determine controlling tty, caller must set GPG_TTY. If the pinentry dialog comes up in a terminal other than the one where the gpg process originated, it doesn’t work correctly anyway – the dialog is drawn on screen, but the command prompt (or whatever is running) remains active in the background and grabs input. When my co-worker and I … 3 The process reading user input unexpectedly terminated or errored out. With GPG 2.1 or later, you also need to set the PIN entry mode to loopback: gpg --batch -c --pinentry-mode loopback --passphrase-file passphrase file etc. Mostly useful for the maintainers. However, I can distribute gpg-preset-passpharse with the next Windows installer (2.1.13) - hopefully next week. By default, gpg-agent (which the new gpg requires) uses the default pinentry command (/usr/bin/pinentry), which is just a link /usr/bin/pinentry-gtk-2. As a systems engineer, I do most of my work on remote servers, accessible via command line interface. --help Print a usage message summarizing the most useful command-line options. Thus --pinentry-mode=loopback should only be used on the command line. # pinentry module unless --inquire is passed in which case the passphrase # is retrieved from the client via a server inquire. --debug, -d Turn on some debugging. 4 Unexpected result reading from pinentry. Mostly useful for the maintainers. Here is an example decryption that fails. This is a free, open source (libre) application that works on Windows, macOS, and Linux, as a command-line tool. --daemon [command line] Start the gpg-agent as a daemon; that is, detach it from the console and run it in the background. A bug report is f ound on GnuPG’s Phabricator, but seems there’s still no solution or workaround.. One of the (many) things GPG does is giving you the ability to sign arbitrary messages or files. Linux "pinentry-curses" Command Line Options and Examples PIN or pass-phrase entry dialog for GnuPG. 3. I'm unable to use gpg: neither from the command line nor via emacs. Users don't normally have a reason to call it directly. I inserted my Yubikey and ran pcsctest, which gave me this output: If you would configure no-allow-loopback-pinentry, requests from gpg to use a loopback pinentry are rejected. Mostly useful for the maintainers. When you use the command-line, this isn't necessary because the command line … pinentry-curses is a program that allows for secure entry of PINs or pass phrases. A Pinentry window without focus. $ gpg --debug-level advanced --expert --decrypt data.gpg gpg: enabled debug flags: memstat trust extprog gpg: AES encrypted data gpg: problem with the agent: No pinentry gpg: encrypted with 1 passphrase ... macOS comes with a command line tool for testing smart cards (PC/SC), which I used to get the machine name of my smart card. 6. 5. Before OpenSSH 6.7 you need to use socat which is a bit more fragile and requires a loop to stay open. share | improve this question | follow | edited Jan 23 '18 at 16:21. invad0r. Wrong command line syntax. 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