PGP 6.5.1 cmd-line

Walter Truitt
Fri, 25 Aug 2000 09:05:44 -0500 (CDT)

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On 25 Aug, 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 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:
If you don't encrypt it, however, anyone with gpg can read it without a password. -walter ---2135352688-1804928587-967212363=:872 Content-Type: APPLICATION/pgp-signature -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.0 (SunOS) Comment: For info see iD8DBQA5pn08iLUKb039nx4RAsezAKChtImq1q9iG/7eSslwFSy6RV4j8QCfZL1R qbskwyd2hkb4Ikz3YXaPmD0= =WPGC -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- ---2135352688-1804928587-967212363=:872-- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to