Extra dashes when crearsigning a file?

Werner Koch wk@gnupg.org
Mon, 3 Apr 2000 23:12:41 +0200

On Mon, 3 Apr 2000, Johan Wevers wrote:

> When you clearsign a file which contains lines that start with a dash, an
> extra dash is introduced, why is that?
This is called dash-escaped text. It is used to quote the -----PGP.... lines and to make the job of the parser easier. It has always been used by PGP. Werner -- Werner Koch OpenPGP key 621CC013 OpenIT GmbH tel +49 211 465357 Birkenstr. 12 email info@openit.de D-40233 Düsseldorf http://www.openit.de