GnuPG altering text when signing
Fri, 18 Aug 2000 10:21:20 +0200
On Thu, 17 Aug 2000, David Turley wrote:
> When I clearsign a text file, any lines in the text that start with a dash "-"
> get prepended with another dash and a space.
> So "-hello" gets changed to "- -hello"
> Why is this?
That is per specs. If you run gpg without the --verify command it
will decode the clearsigned message for you. The reason for the
escaping is that dashed lines are special markers and therefore
it helps the parser to escape all lines starting with a dash by a "- ".
> Please CC me in any replies. I haven't found the intructions for subscribing
> (which I want to do.)
www.gnupg.org/docs.html (see under mailing lists there)
Werner Koch GnuPG key: 621CC013
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