Encrypt/decript large files
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Jun 24 23:39:02 CEST 2003
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On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 09:45:39AM -0700, Eric Harlow wrote:
> Sorry for the delay in getting back. It takes a while
> to run the tests and there's so many other things
> going on.
> Using -z0 to encrypt a large file results in similar
> errors - bad packets, message manipulated, etc. The
> largest file I got to work was a bit over 2.3 gig.
> Somewhere over that, it fails. This error occurred on
> a file of 4,799,488,000.
> I have not tried this on Linux due to lack of free
> space. Would it be helpful to see if it occurs on
> Linux too?
That would be helpful, yes. I expect it will work on Linux.
It is not clear whether this is a problem encoding or decoding. Can
you try this on NT:
type (thefile) | gpg -o output.gpg --encrypt
If that doesn't work:
type (thefile) | gpg -o output.gpg -z0 --encrypt
That is, try piping the data in rather then giving the filename on the
command line. Then, try decrypting the output.gpg file via both:
gpg -o result output.gpg
type output.gpg | gpg -o result
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