Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 27 Jan 2005
pinentry-gtk-2 - PIN or pass-phrase entry dialog for GnuPG
pinentry-gtk-2 is a program that allows for secure entry of PINs or pass phrases. That means it tries to take care that the entered information is not swapped to disk or temporarily stored anywhere. This functionality is particularly useful for entering pass phrases when using encryption software such as GnuPG or e-mail clients using the same. It uses an open protocol and is therefore not tied to particular software.
pinentry-gtk-2 implements a PIN entry dialog using the GTK+ tool kit version 2, so it is especially suitable for users of GNOME. If the X Window System is not active then an alternative text-mode dialog will be used. There are other flavors that implement PIN entry dialogs using other tool kits.
The full documentation for pinentry-gtk-2 is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the pinentry-doc package is installed, the command
<DD CLASS="c2|info pinentry:
This manual page was written by Peter Eisentraut for the Debian project.
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