appending to gpg file?

Loren M. Lang lorenl at
Mon Nov 17 20:29:21 CET 2008

On Mon, 2008-11-17 at 13:16 -0500, David Kennedy wrote:
> Is there a safe ascii delimiter i could use between messages in one
> file, then? Maybe insert a delimited 'line break' of sorts, parse out
> individual gpg messsages, and decrypt each piece?

I'd recommend just ascii-armoring it.  That will cleanly separate out
the messages and be easy to parse back in.  Use the -a option to gpg.

> Thanks for the brainstorm..
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 1:07 PM, David Shaw <dshaw at>
> wrote:
>         Not really.  You can do this as a running append (i.e. keep a
>         file
>         descriptor open to your gpg process and keep pushing data at
>         it),
>         which would create one large file.  You can't do it with '>>'
>         as that
>         creates multiple OpenPGP messages in a single file, which is
>         not
>         required to be supported by an OpenPGP client.
>         David
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