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How to start gpg-agent?

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By default the gpg-agent daemon won't start on DICE machines. This is because we use AFS for user home directories and that filesystem does not support the use of special files such as sockets and pipes. You can work around it by starting the agent with the --no-use-standard-socket option which will cause it to create the socket in a local temporary directory instead. For example:

gpg-agent --daemon --no-use-standard-socket

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