How to set wrap for textmode

Nick Andriash Nick Andriash <>
Sun May 6 01:42:02 2001

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On May 5, 2001, at 10:29:23 AM, Johan Wevers wrote:

>>If GnuPG, like PGP, signs the Text prior to the Client Editor invoking
>>it's word wrap, then the signatures will fail verification because the
>>text has been altered (wrapped in this case) *after* GPG has signed the
JW> Client's editors invoked by mailreaders should not do such things JW> without asking. I'm not sure if I explained myself properly. When you draft a message and send it, it has to be wrapped, does it not? That wrapping in most cases (TB!'s WYSIWYG Editor uses hard returns so there is no behind the scenes editing) takes place *after* the message is sent, and again in most cases, after it has also been signed. Result? Failed signatures. JW> It's nut gnupg's responisbility to bypass the bugs of other editors or JW> mailreaders. No, but if GPG is going to sign the message before it's wrapped, then the signature will fail because the text has been altered. GPG must then account for that by somehow making sure nothing happens to the text once it's been signed... which is where a feature like PGP's wrapping comes into play. JW> And besides that, the sender of a message can't know how the receiver JW> will wrap. If he's affraid about that he should format the message JW> himself before signing. But how does he do that if the formatting of the message doesn't take place until after he's hit the Send button? Perhaps this kind of thing doesn't take place in Unix style Mail Clients. <shrug> JW> BTW, is this "feature" new in the NAI windows pgp versions? I can't find JW> it in any 2.x version. Hmmm? It's been in all the 6.x versions that I know of, and GnuPGShell has a similar feature for use with GPG. Nick - -- -=N.J. Andriash | Vancouver, B.C. Canada=- [ SecureBat! v1.52/iKey1000 | Win 98 SE 4.10 ] [ PGP 7.1 (Build 174) | Key ID: 0x7BA3FDCE ] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.5 (MingW32) - GnuPGshell v1.74 Comment: Join PGP-Basics: iD8DBQE69I9/xQKEdHuj/c4RAjPZAKCh6daN1qqNzZOx77oEqumSULZKlQCfUbX1 zbxoHjaIX6qyRxUAu9gBcTs= =EZVU -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----