pinentry-curses - curses-based PIN or pass-phrase entry dialog for GnuPG

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: pinentry-curses
Package version: 0.8.1
Package release: 1ubuntu1
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 140 B
Download size: 29.76 KB
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This package contains 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. The program contained in this package implements a PIN entry dialog using the curses tool kit, meaning that it is useful for users working in text mode without the X Window System. There are sibling packages that implement PIN entry dialogs that use an X tool kit. If you install any of the latter packages then this package is not necessary because the sibling packages automatically fall back to text mode if X is not active.



  • pinentry


    Source package: pinentry

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install pinentry-curses deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install pinentry-curses


    • /usr/bin/pinentry-curses
    • /usr/share/doc/pinentry-curses/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/pinentry-curses/NEWS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/pinentry-curses/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/pinentry-curses/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/pinentry-curses/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/pinentry-curses.1.gz