gpg-preset-passphrase - Put a passphrase into gpg-agent's cache


   gpg-preset-passphrase [options] [command] cache-id


   The  gpg-preset-passphrase is a utility to seed the internal cache of a
   running gpg-agent with passphrases.  It is mainly useful for unattended
   machines,  where  the  usual  pinentry  tool  may  not  be used and the
   passphrases for the to be used keys are given at machine startup.

   Passphrases set with this utility  don't  expire  unless  the  --forget
   option is used to explicitly clear them from the cache --- or gpg-agent
   is either restarted or reloaded (by sending a SIGHUP to it).  Note that
   the  maximum  cache  time as set with --max-cache-ttl is still honored.
   It is necessary to allow this passphrase presetting  by  starting  gpg-
   agent with the --allow-preset-passphrase.

   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.


   gpg(1), gpgsm(1), gpg-agent(1), scdaemon(1)

   The full documentation for this tool is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
   If GnuPG and the info program are properly installed at your site,  the

     info gnupg

   should  give  you  access  to  the  complete  manual  including  a menu
   structure and an index.


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