gpg2 is the OpenPGP part of the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG). It
is a tool to provide digital encryption and signing services using the
gpg2 features complete key management and
all bells and whistles you can expect from a decent OpenPGP
In contrast to the standalone version
gpg, which is more
suited for server and embedded platforms, this version is commonly
installed under the name
gpg2 and more targeted to the desktop
as it requires several other modules to be installed. The standalone
version will be kept maintained and it is possible to install both
versions on the same system. If you need to use different configuration
files, you should make use of something like gpg.conf-2 instead
of just gpg.conf.
Documentation for the old standard
gpg is available as a man
page and at See (gpg)GnuPG 1.
See Option Index, for an index to
gpg2’s commands and options.
|• GPG Commands:||List of all commands.|
|• GPG Options:||List of all options.|
|• GPG Configuration:||Configuration files.|
|• GPG Examples:||Some usage examples.|
|• Unattended Usage of GPG:||Using |