Why are there additional dashes?

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed Aug 30 17:01:11 CEST 2000

On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Th. Fischer wrote:

> **** Begin sample ****
>  Header line
> - --------------

These is the usual PGP dashed escaped text.  This is needed to escape
the message headers;  imagine what would happen if you sign an already
signed message.  Good mail clients do remove them, others should
process the mail through gpg.

> Version: GnuPG v1.1.1 (GNU/Linux)

You should not use the 1.1 version with a regular key !!!


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