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NAME

       pinentry-gnome3 - PIN or pass-phrase entry dialog for GnuPG

SYNOPSIS

       pinentry-gnome3 [OPTION...]

DESCRIPTION

       pinentry-gnome3  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-gnome3  implements  a PIN entry dialog based on GNOME 3, which aims to follow the
       GNOME Human Interface Guidelines as closely as possible.  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.

       pinentry-gnome3 is typically used internally by gpg-agent.  Users don't  normally  have  a
       reason to call it directly.

OPTIONS

       --version
              Print the program version and licensing information.

       --help Print a usage message summarizing the most useful command-line options.

       --debug, -d
              Turn  on  some  debugging.   Mostly useful for the maintainers.  Note that this may
              reveal sensitive information like the entered pass phrase.

       --enhanced, -e
              Ask for timeouts and insurance,  too.   Note  that  this  is  currently  not  fully
              supported.

       --no-global-grab, -g
              Grab  the  keyboard  only  when  the window is focused.  Use this option if you are
              debugging software using pinentry-gnome3; otherwise you  may  not  be  able  to  to
              access  your  X  session  anymore  (unless  you  have other means to connect to the
              machine to kill pinentry-gnome3).

       --parent-wid N
              Use window ID N as the parent window for positioning the window.  Note,  that  this
              is not fully supported by all flavors of pinentry.

       --display  STRING,  --ttyname  STRING,  --ttytype  STRING, --lc-type STRING, --lc-messages
       STRING
              These options are used to pass localization information to  pinentry-gnome3.   They
              are  required  because pinentry-gnome3 is usually called by some background process
              which does not have any information on the locale  and  terminal  to  use.   Assuan
              protocol options are an alternative way to pass these information.

SEE ALSO

       pinentry-curses(1),  pinentry-gtk-2(1), pinentry-fltk(1), pinentry-qt(1), pinentry-tty(1),
       gpg(1), gpg-agent(1)

       The full documentation for pinentry-gnome3 is maintained as  a  Texinfo  manual.   If  the
       pinentry-doc package is installed, the command

              info pinentry

       should give you access to the complete manual.

AUTHOR

       This  manual  page was written by Daniel Kahn Gillmor for the Debian project, adapted from
       other pinentry manual pages written by Peter Eisentraut.

                                           01 Jun 2015                         PINENTRY-GNOME3(1)