making the passphrase prompt more clear

Alex Bligh alex at
Wed Sep 3 21:42:05 EST 2014

On 3 Sep 2014, at 12:05, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at> wrote:

> What a *sensible* person! Kudos to you for catching just the sort of
> thing that irritates or confuses people, especially new users.
> I'd suggest "Enter passphrase for key (empty for no passphrase)"

+1 on both points. Save that I'd perhaps say

 "Enter new passphrase for key (empty for none)"

"new" because otherwise it can be construed as asking for an
existing passphrase, and "none" because it's shorter.

Alex Bligh

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