GnuPG feature request: Step-wise decryption

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Mon Mar 1 00:02:14 CET 2004

On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 20:19:11, David Shaw <dshaw at>

 >What do you think about a general "--unwrap" command, which would peel
 >off the outermost layer (whether it is encryption or compression) and
 >stop there. Callers could re-submit the output back in for another
 >round of --unwrap if they want to go further.

Such a general "--unwrap" command would be great! This would be
completely sufficient to permit solving of all gateway
interoperability problems via small utility software, while leaving
the bulk of the work with GnuPG.

- Wolfgang Redtenbacher

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