PGP 6.5.1 cmd-line
Fri, 25 Aug 2000 09:05:44 -0500 (CDT)
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On 25 Aug, Joerg.Peter@sachsenlb.de wrote:
> Could someone tell the differense between pgp -es and pgp -as ...
> My problem we can encrypt mail using pgp -a, pgp -s and pgp -as.
> As soon as we use the -e option it does not work. The key we want to
> use is a DH/DSS key
> What is the problem ?
I don't know enough of the details to tell you why it is unable to
encrypt the message, but I can give the difference between -as and -es.
The -as is only signing the file and ascii armoring it. That is,
signing the file does not encrypt it, but it does convert it into a pgp
packet with the signature. The -a converts this pgp packet into a text
file that can be sent through email. (basically a version of base64).
The -es would be to encrypt and sign it. I would think you really
want -aes to cause it to also be ascii armored. Here we are making it
where only the specific user can decrypt the message.
gpg -eas -r Joerg.Peter@sachsenlb.de briggschess.pgn
This command will encrypt it to you, signing it with my own key, and
ascii armoring it so I can send the message in an email.
The output will start with the line either way:
> -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----
If you don't encrypt it, however, anyone with gpg can read it without a
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.0.0 (SunOS)
Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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