Does GnuGP have a Self Decrypting Archive?

Florian Weimer fw at
Tue Dec 5 18:39:06 CET 2000

"Pisciotta, Steve (AZ75)" <steve.pisciotta at> writes:

> I was wondering if GnuGP have a Self Decrypting Archive? I couldn't find
> anything in the literature.

No. Distributing self-decrypting executables is nothing but a bad
joke: Either the recipient is able to check the integrity (which means
he's got access to a real crypto tool and you could use this one from
the start), or he isn't, and he has to run a program which maybe has
been tampered with during transmission---oops.

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