What's for --gen-prime?

Jure Mercun jure.mercun@guest.arnes.si
Fri Jul 20 09:55:02 2001

On Thu, Jul 19, 2001 at 07:18:10PM +0800, ChingChe_Chen@asus.com.tw wrote:

> I read an option from the man page as below:
> ----- Option from MAN -----
> --gen-prime mode bits [qbits]
> Use the source, Luke :-). The output format is
> still subject to change.
> ----- End list -----
> Could someone kindly tell me what it means? Is it man page not complete yet?
> I also looked old version (gpg-1.0.2) that is the same.
Hi. I don't know, but I would suspect that it generates a prime number. And by source, it probably means the source code of gnupg. It's probably one of those if-you-don't-know-what-it-does-you-don't-need-it options. It's not neccesary from the user's point of view. Regards, Jure Mercun