--list-only and symmetric encryption (fwd)

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Jun 29 00:48:57 CEST 2004

On Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 04:59:56AM -0400, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> (resending this now that this list should be working better)
> using "--list-only" to learn more about a symmetrically encrypted file, it 
> tells me (something like):
>   	gpg: CAST5 encrypted data
>   	gpg: encrypted with 1 passphrase
> it says it's "encrypted with 1 passphrase"... can it be encrypted with 
> multiple passphrases?

Yes and no.  GnuPG will properly handle a message encrypted with
multiple passphrases.  However, it will not currently generate a
multiple passphrase message for the usual reasons.

Note that this is different than a message that can be decrypted with
both passphrases and public keys.  That feature exists today in 1.3.x:
just do --encrypt --symmetric.


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