I am running Kubuntu 13.10. I have the latest Thunderbird and Enigmail installed.

I'm trying to create a keypair and revocation cert. My issue is that my passphrases are 160+ character long randomly-generated strings. Typing this in manually is out of the question. It's too long and too easy to make a mistake, at which point I will have to completely start over and try again. The sensible thing to do would be to copy-paste the passphrase (stored in a secured file vault). But I can't because Pinentry grabs the keyboard away from all applications and disables all copy & paste operations. Supposedly this can be disabled by putting the string "no-grab" in the gpg-agent.conf file stored in /user/bin/.gnupg. Well, that file didn't exist so I created it, and put that string in. I also made sure gpg.conf had the "use-agent" option. Still, pinentry grabs the keyboard and blocks pasting. I'm not sure what else to do.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.