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       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).   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.