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trying to execute gpg in a csh script

Posted on 2006-05-04
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Last Modified: 2013-12-26
when I run this command on the command line
/usr/local/bin/gpg --always-trust -o /pw/data/EC_qual/gentran/vanout/backup/IBMC.0504135259.enc -se -r ecgpdd -u PaulFGreene --passphrase XXXXXXX  --armor /pw/data/EC_qual/gentran/vanout/backup/IBMC.0504135259

the file's encrypted and I get warning message but no prompts which is what I need BUT

when I run this script on the command line

call_gpgencrypt.csh /pw/data/EC_qual/gentran/vanout/backup/IBMC.0504135259 /pw/data/EC_qual/gentran/vanout/backup/IBMC.0504135259.enc

if ($#argv != 2) then
 echo 'two arguments not passed <tempfile> <logfile>'
 exit 1
set ftpdate = `date +%m%d%H%M%S`
set tempfile = $argv[1]
set logfile = $argv[2]
/usr/local/bin/gpg --always-trust -o $logfile -se -r ecgpdd -u PaulFGreene --passphrase xxxxxx  --armor $tempfile

 I get
gpg: skipped "PaulFGreene": bad passphrase
gpg: [stdin]: sign+encrypt failed: bad passphrase
what's wrong
Question by:pf_greene724
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ahoffmann earned 500 total points
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does your passphrase contain  something else than [a-zA-Z0-9.,] then you need to escape the characters or quote the string
you also may try using   --passphrase-fd 0

Author Comment

ID: 16613357
yws I have a # I'll try quotes

Author Comment

ID: 16629834
that worked

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