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gpgcompose(1) General Commands Manual gpgcompose(1)

NAME

gpgcompose - Generate a stream of OpenPGP packets

SYNOPSIS

gpgcompose [[OPTION [ARGS]] ... ]
gpgcompose --help
gpgcompose OPTION --help

DESCRIPTION

gpgcompose generates a stream of OpenPGP packets, including some which can include other nested packets within a layer of encryption. The syntax on the command line isn't stable enough to document currently, but additional hints and examples can be found from the command line using --help.

EXTERNAL DEPENDENCIES

gpgcompose is not capable of performing secret key operations on its own. Creation of any OpenPGP object that requires secret key operations (e.g., --signature) will need to speak to an already-running gpg-agent.

FILES

Occasionally, gpgcompose will need to look up existing public keys for reference (e.g., --public-key). It will do so in ~/.gnupg/keyring.kbx, or in $GNUPGHOME/keyring.kbx if that variable is set.

SEE ALSO

RFC 4880, gpg(1), gpg-agent(1), gpg-connect-agent(1)

AUTHOR

gpgcompose is copyright (C) 2016, g10 Code GmbH.
This manpage was written by Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg@fifthhorseman.net>.
June 2017