GnuPG and trailing whitespace handling

Chip Christian chip at
Tue Feb 9 12:57:24 CET 1999

Ah, dropping the (-t/--textmode) did what I needed.

> While we're on the topic of trailing whitespace...  I haven't started
> digging into this yet, but I've been replacing pgp with gpg in some data
> transfer stuff I've been doing, and I'm getting a report that the data
> comes out the other end with trailing whitespace truncated.  Am I doing
> something wrong?  Is this expected/unexpected behavior?  They're using PGP
> 5.x at the other end.  I do this:
> 	gpg --encrypt --sign --armor --textmode --force-v3-sigs ...
> Oh, should I replace the --textmode with -t?  What's the difference?
>        -t, --textmode
>            Use canonical text mode.  If -t (but not
>            --textmode) is used together with armoring
>            and signing, this enables clearsigned messages.
>            This kludge is needed for PGP compatibility;
>            normally you would use --sign or --clearsign
>            to selected the type os signatures.

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