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    Question Cannot copy password into pinentry window with GPG

    Hi.

    How do I enter password via terminal? I tried gpg in Linux Mint 10.10 vdi and it took my password via the terminal and I could paste a long password in. I tried 'Shift + Insert'; 'Ctrl + v' and a virtual keyboard.

    Is it a program I installed in Ubuntu that forces me to use the pinentry window instead of the terminal?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Cannot copy password into pinentry window with GPG

    Use ctrl+shift+v to paste in a terminal.

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    Re: Cannot copy password into pinentry window with GPG

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
    Use ctrl+shift+v to paste in a terminal.
    Thanks but I cannot do that as the pinentry window is open.
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    Lightbulb Re: Cannot copy password into pinentry window with GPG

    A way around this is to just use the pinentry-curses package and remove pinentry-qt4 + pinentry-gtk2.
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