Encrypt/decript large files

Michael Young mwy-gpg41 at the-youngs.org
Mon Jun 30 17:37:04 CEST 2003

Sorry about the bogus subject line on my first reply.

> From: Eric Harlow <linuxgeek at yahoo.com>
> type file.bak | gpg -o output.gpg --encrypt

My initial guess was that you were seeing mod-2^32 truncation, but
after fiddling with the Windows "type" program, it appears that it truncates
binary files (most likely because it is line-oriented).  In any case,
"type ... |" just isn't a reliable way to deal with large, binary input.

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