[Design] Aside: GPG-1.2 useless

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Fri Sep 27 06:47:02 CEST 2002

On Thu, Sep 26, 2002 at 12:39:29PM -0400, Michael Richardson wrote:

>   There is also often differences between:
>   gpg --no-options --pgp2 --armor -r (((your_key))) --sign --encrypt <foo >foo.asc
> and
>   gpg --no-options --pgp2 --armor -r (((your_key))) --sign --encrypt foo 
>   specifically, with the right options, I have been able to --encrypt (only)
> to pgp2 with 1.06, but not if I use a pipe.

Yes, there are differences.  You can't use a pipe in pgp2 mode... and
it says so:

gpg: you must use files (and not a pipe) when working with --pgp2 enabled.
gpg: this message may not be usable by PGP 2.x


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