compression info & "--verbose"
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sun Jul 18 16:00:12 CEST 2004
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On Sun, Jul 18, 2004 at 05:23:02AM -0400, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> when processing a message, why doesn't "--verbose" display information
> about the compression algorithm and level?
No major reason, except that the compression algorithm isn't that
relevant to the security of the message.
> the information about the algorithm (but not the level) seems to
> only be available if verbose is specified twice, which turns on the
> "historical feature" of "--list-packets" sending info to STDOUT
> instead of STDERR.
The level is not available. That is internal data from the
compression algorithm and is not visible from the OpenPGP level.
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