Tracy D. Bossong
sithtracy at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 4 03:15:50 CET 2005
--textmode tells gpg/pgp that the input file is a text
file. This allows proper decryption and record
seperator translation on the receiving system
depending if it is *nix, Windows, or... like we use,
an OS/390 mainframe (EBCDIC).
--- SeidlS at schneider.com wrote:
> Can someone tell me the difference between to two
> commands below?
> gpg -r ####### --armor --sign --encrypt <INFILE >
> gpg -r ####### --armor --sign --encrypt --textmode <
> INFILE > OUTFILE
> We are using the first command for our GPG
> encryption today, but may have a
> need to use the --textmode for a new recipient. The
> encryption process
> today handles text file, and some binary (read zip,
> or M.S. Office type)
> files. What will the impact be of adding the
> --textmode to the command, or
> to the options file?
> Scott Seidl
> Electronic Communication Services
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