file extension confusion: --clearsign makes binary .asc
wk at gnupg.org
Thu Jul 25 19:17:03 CEST 2013
On Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:32, hans at guardianproject.info said:
> base64-encoded binary data? If so, I think that running "gpg --clearsign" on
> a binary file should give a warning that its not a supported format.
The question is what is a binary file? It is hard for a machine to
figure that out and Unix tradition does not distinguish between binary
and plain text (in contrast to Windows).
> gpg 1.4.11 and gpg2 2.0.17. In both cases, the resulting file was not ASCII,
> but the format I described: binary data and ASCII signature. I attached the
Sure. If you don't want that you need to base64 encode the to be signed
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