making the passphrase prompt more clear

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Thu Sep 4 01:39:24 EST 2014

On 09/03/2014 07:42 AM, Alex Bligh wrote:
> 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.

I like Alex's wording.  It's concise, and it avoids the ambiguity of the
current prompt.

Thanks for raising this, Aidan!


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