Win 98/2000 Shell for GPG

Johan Wevers
Sat, 7 Oct 2000 11:15:40 +0200 (MET DST)

Ed Suominen wrote:

> Several people have written some pretty nice shell programs for PGP 2.6.1.
I know, I even tried one myself (for Linux) but my result was certainly not ready for use by unexperienced users. I had problems with pgp's limited piping abilities.
> These programs are freeware but not unfortunately not GPL.
But is the source available?
> The command line for GPG is a bit different than that for PGP, but the
> software is otherwise largely compatible. Has anyone thought of
> implementing a "PGP emulation mode" for GPG
Yes, it's called pgpgpg. Unfortunately some options are not covered, I failed in letting gpg function in combination with elm with this program. But fortunately pgpgpg is GPL.
> Ideally, the authors of this software would modify it to be
> GPG-compatible or, better yet, put it under GPL so others can do so.
Legally you don't need a GPL for that. Other licences, like the BSD license, or even declaring the source freeware, will also suffice. And I noticed from discussions with windows programmers (OK, with other windows programmers - I admit that I also do that for a living) that many of them don't like the virus-like character of the GPL. So perhaps this is an alternative if he doesn't like the GPL. -- ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site: // PGP/GPG public keys at -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to