Re: Notmuch, Emacs and pinentry -- oh my

Subject: Re: Notmuch, Emacs and pinentry -- oh my

Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:31:23 -0400

To: Ralph Seichter,


From: David Bremner

David Bremner <> writes:

> Ralph Seichter <> writes:
>> Alas, in these cases I can tell that Emacs expects input of me, but it
>> only uses the bottom most two lines to do so, meaning that I cannot
>> quite read what is expected of me. Assuming that pinentry is involved, I
>> tried switching between pinentry-curses and pinentry-tty in my shell
>> profile, but the result is unreadable in both cases. If I use commands
>> like "pgp -d ..." in the shell, both pinentry variants work fine (in the
>> case of curse, the prompt is smack in the middle of my terminal window,
>> as expected).
> My only (not always popular advice) w.r.t. pinentry is to use a
> graphical pinentry if at all possible.

I guess I should mention the "nuclear" option of decrypting your
messages on indexing. Again, up to you to evaluate the risks, but see
notmuch-config(1) for details.

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