Provided by: pinentry-gtk2_1.1.0-1_amd64 bug


       pinentry-gtk-2 - PIN or pass-phrase entry dialog for GnuPG


       pinentry-gtk-2 [OPTION...]


       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.

       pinentry-gtk-2 is typically used internally by gpg-agent.  Users  don't  normally  have  a
       reason to call it directly.


              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

       --no-global-grab, -g
              Grab  the  keyboard  only  when  the window is focused.  Use this option if you are
              debugging software using pinentry-gtk-2; 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-gtk-2).

       --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
              These options are used to pass localization information  to  pinentry-gtk-2.   They
              are  required  because  pinentry-gtk-2 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.


       pinentry-curses(1), pinentry-qt(1), pinentry-fltk(1), pinentry-gnome3(1), pinentry-tty(1),
       gpg(1), gpg-agent(1)

       The full documentation for pinentry-gtk-2 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.


       This manual page was written by Peter Eisentraut for the Debian project.

                                           27 Jan 2005                          PINENTRY-GTK-2(1)