Does GnuPG implement MIME support?

Bodo Moeller bmoeller at
Sat Jul 15 18:06:07 CEST 2000

Thomas Roessler <roessler at>:

[RFC 2015]
> An additional gotcha: Please make sure you generate "text"
> signatures, as opposed to "binary" signatures (with PGP 2,
> that's "pgp -st").  This is important for some issues
> concerning trailing whitespace and one-pass verification.

Why?  Avoiding trailing whitespace completely and using binary mode
signatures should work just as well.  This avoids any illusions about
what has actually been signed.  (In particular, if the distinction
between a "--" line and a "-- " line is considered important, then a
Content-Transfer-Encoding must be used where preservation of the
trailing space can be guaranteed.)

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