Up: gpg-preset-passphrase

8.6.1 List of all commands and options

gpg-preset-passphrase is invoked this way:

     gpg-preset-passphrase [options] [command] cacheid

cacheid is either a 40 character keygrip of hexadecimal characters identifying the key for which the passphrase should be set or cleared. The keygrip is listed along with the key when running the command: gpgsm --dump-secret-keys. Alternatively an arbitrary string may be used to identify a passphrase; it is suggested that such a string is prefixed with the name of the application (e.g foo:12346).

One of the following command options must be given:

Preset a passphrase. This is what you usually will use. gpg-preset-passphrase will then read the passphrase from stdin.
Flush the passphrase for the given cache ID from the cache.

The following additional options may be used:

Output additional information while running.
-P string
--passphrase string
Instead of reading the passphrase from stdin, use the supplied string as passphrase. Note that this makes the passphrase visible for other users.