--encrypt does not return to command prompt
Tue Jan 29 21:20:01 2002
I just figured it out.
"The software expects the name of the document to encrypt as input..." The
GNU Privacy Handbook
From: Seth Spearman [mailto:SethSpearman@charter.net]
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 3:08 PM
Subject: --encrypt does not return to command prompt
I am a (brand) new user of gnupg.
I am using the ms windows build of gnupg.
I have the gnupg stuff installed and I have created my own pub/sec keyrings.
That works fine. I also have no problem importing public keys.
But I have not yet successfully encrypted and decrypted a file (using my own
When I run the following line at the command prompt, it **never returns to
the command prompt** but it does create a file:
gpg --output tdeck.gpg --encrypt --recipient firstname.lastname@example.org (I DO
NOT SEE IN SYNTAX HOW TO TELL WHICH FILE TO ENCRYPT).
It DOES NOT return to the c prompt BUT DOES NOT appear to hang in any way.
I can type and space etc. To get the prompt back I type ctrl-c or
It does create the output file file but I do not know if it is any good.
Attempts to decrypt return errors as below:
gpg --output test.txt --decrypt tdeck.gpg
gpg: decrypt_message failed: eof
Could you please comment. Could you also send sample scripts for encryption