Commands are not distinguished from options except for the fact that only one command is allowed.
Print the program version and licensing information. Note that you cannot abbreviate this command.
Print a usage message summarizing the most useful command-line options. Note that you cannot abbreviate this command.
Print a list of all available options and commands. Note that you cannot abbreviate this command.
Run in server mode and wait for commands on the
default mode is to create a socket and listen for commands there.
This is only used for testing.
Run in background daemon mode and listen for commands on a socket.
This is the way
dirmngr is started on demand by the other
GnuPG components. To force starting
dirmngr it is in
general best to use
gpgconf --launch dirmngr.
Run in the foreground, sending logs to stderr, and listening on file descriptor 3, which must already be bound to a listening socket. This is useful when running under systemd or other similar process supervision schemes. This option is not supported on Windows.
List the contents of the CRL cache on
stdout. This is probably
only useful for debugging purposes.
This command requires a filename as additional argument, and it will
make Dirmngr try to import the CRL in file into it’s cache.
Note, that this is only possible if Dirmngr is able to retrieve the
CA’s certificate directly by its own means. In general it is better
--call-dirmngr loadcrl filename command
gpgsm can help dirmngr.
This command requires an URL as additional argument, and it will make
dirmngr try to retrieve and import the CRL from that url into
it’s cache. This is mainly useful for debugging purposes. The
dirmngr-client provides the same feature for a running dirmngr.
This commands shuts down an running instance of Dirmngr. This command has currently no effect.
This command removes all CRLs from Dirmngr’s cache. Client requests will thus trigger reading of fresh CRLs.