A few thoughts on gpg 1.0.0

Janusz A. Urbanowicz alex at eris.phys.uni.torun.pl
Mon Oct 18 18:14:38 CEST 1999

First of all: a bug report: GPG dumps core if file to be encrypted is long
(say, 10 megabytes) and truncated. I'm not sure if vanilla 1.0 did this, at
least 1.0.0e does this for sure.

And a remark - GPG commandline parsing su^H^His not intuitive. If an
option, like --output is after the command (which is customary for
specifying outfile), it is silently ignored. The same at least for
--with-colons. This is a Bad Thing (TM) also because one of best known
features of GNU software is its good comamndline parametres parser.

Janusz A. "Alex" Urbanowicz, Toruń DHP network admin, student of Physics 
email: alex at bofh.org.pl, Web: http://eris.phys.uni.torun.pl/~alex/
'To stay young, / To save the world, / 
Break the mirror' -- Nanao Sakaki 'Break the mirror'

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