--raw-sign, --raw-verify

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sat Apr 8 04:16:49 CEST 2006

On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:15:29PM -0500, Anthony Carrico wrote:

>   --raw-sign file [files]
>   Make a raw signature of the given message data. The output is a raw
>   signature, defined by the signature algorithm, and not an OpenPGP
>   packet. The message digest is also available on the status fd.

The main problem I have with raw signatures is nicely stated in this
documentation: it's not OpenPGP.  GnuPG (1.4, anyway) is an OpenPGP
tool.  It seems out of scope for it to support something other than
OpenPGP.  That strikes me as a better task for a tool written to use
gcrypt or openssl.


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