--list-packets not entirely passive

Anonymous anonymous at anonymizer.com
Tue Apr 16 23:15:01 CEST 2002

The gpg man page says:
> --list-packets
>                 List only  the  sequence  of  packets.  This  is
>                 mainly useful for debugging.

However, if run on an encrypted ASCII armored file,
it asks for a passphrase and seems to decrypt
what it finds and reports the packets inside the

It would be more natural (and consistent with
the documentation) if it only listed the sequence
of the packets it finds without actually doing anything.


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