Commands are not distinguished from options except for the fact that only one command is allowed.
Print the program version and licensing information. Note that you cannot abbreviate this command.
Print a usage message summarizing the most useful command-line options. Note that you cannot abbreviate this command.
Print a list of all available options and commands. Note that you cannot abbreviate this command.
Run in server mode and wait for commands on the
default mode is to create a socket and listen for commands there.
--daemon [command line]
Start the gpg-agent as a daemon; that is, detach it from the console
and run it in the background. Because
gpg-agent prints out
important information required for further use, a common way of
invoking gpg-agent is:
eval $(gpg-agent --daemon) to setup the
environment variables. The option --write-env-file is
another way commonly used to do this. Yet another way is creating
a new process as a child of gpg-agent:
/bin/sh. This way you get a new shell with the environment setup
properly; if you exit from this shell, gpg-agent terminates as well.