gpg2 is the OpenPGP part of the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG). It
is a tool to provide digital encryption and signing services using the
gpg2 features complete key management and
all bells and whistles you can expect from a decent OpenPGP
In contrast to the standalone command gpg from GnuPG 1.x, which is
might be better suited for server and embedded platforms, the 2.x
version is commonly installed under the name
targeted to the desktop as it requires several other modules to be
The old 1.x version will be kept maintained and it is possible to install both versions on the same system. Documentation for the old GnuPG 1.x command is available as a man page and at See (gpg)GnuPG 1.
See Option Index, for an index to
gpg2’s commands and options.
|• GPG Commands:||List of all commands.|
|• GPG Options:||List of all options.|
|• GPG Configuration:||Configuration files.|
|• GPG Examples:||Some usage examples.|
|• Unattended Usage of GPG:||Using |