New encrypt-files option - CVS code

Timo Schulz ts at
Tue Jan 8 20:50:01 CET 2002

On Tue Jan 08 2002; 20:18, Roger Sondermann wrote:

> file), but now GPG asks me for a recipient. "gpg --encrypt-files file"
> does the job. Is this a bug or do I have to change all bash-scripts
> from "--encrypt" to "--encrypt-files"?

No, it's not a bug and you don't have to change anything.

> "--encrypt-files". I can read that "--encrypt" is for data now and
> "--encrypt-files" for files, but what is the definition of data here.

It's easy. With --encrypt-files you can encrypt more then one files
in a row. This is useful for program which call GPG with the request
to encrypt files. Otherwise you've to start GPG for each file.


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