can't decrypt symmetrically encrypted files from PGP

Werner Koch
Thu Aug 23 14:58:02 2001

On Thu, 23 Aug 2001 13:08:21 +0200, Mark Koek said:

> Hi,
> I can't decrypt files encrypted with PGP using symmetric encryption. GPG says
> "bad passphrase" even though I'm sure the passphrase is correct.

> Try the attached test file, for example. The key is "passphrase".
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