5.1.2 Commands to select the type of operation
- Perform an encryption. The keys the data is encrypted to must be set
using the option --recipient.
- Perform a decryption; the type of input is automatically determined. It
may either be in binary form or PEM encoded; automatic determination of
base-64 encoding is not done.
- Create a digital signature. The key used is either the fist one found
in the keybox or those set with the --local-user option.
- Check a signature file for validity. Depending on the arguments a
detached signature may also be checked.
- Run in server mode and wait for commands on the
- Behave as a Dirmngr client issuing the request command with the
optional list of args. The output of the Dirmngr is printed
stdout. Please note that file names given as arguments should have an
absolute file name (i.e. commencing with
/) because they are
passed verbatim to the Dirmngr and the working directory of the
Dirmngr might not be the same as the one of this client. Currently it
is not possible to pass data via stdin to the Dirmngr. command
should not contain spaces.
This is command is required for certain maintaining tasks of the dirmngr
where a dirmngr must be able to call back to gpgsm. See the Dirmngr
manual for details.
- Certain maintenance operations are done by an external program call
gpg-protect-tool; this is usually not installed in a directory
listed in the PATH variable. This command provides a simple wrapper to
access this tool. arguments are passed verbatim to this command;
use ‘--help’ to get a list of supported operations.