file extension confusion: --clearsign makes binary .asc

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at
Tue Jul 23 02:20:13 CEST 2013

I'm sorting thru the GnuPG file extensions these days.  One thing I just
noticed is that "gpg2 --clearsign icon.png" creates a binary file called
"icon.png.asc".  The signature is ASCII but the rest is still the plain old
binary.  Shouldn't that file be .gpg or .sig?


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