secret key

Brian Minton
Thu May 17 00:01:01 2001

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On Wed, May 16, 2001 at 03:13:09PM -0600, Sheriy Chang wrote:

> every time that I use gpg --default-secret-key
> it show a me this stupid message
> pgp: Go ahead and type your message
> What I suppose to do here? I type and type and I dont know how to finish=
> this, please help me out.
it is just saying this to let you know that it is waiting for data on tandard input. Normally, you would also use an option such as --clearsign or --encrypt or a combination of options, such as: echo hi|gpg --ascii-armor --sign --encrypt --recipient Note that there are short versions of many of the long options: echo hi|gpg -a -s -e -r These two examples use the standard input as the text to be signed and encrypted. you can also use a file, such as: gpg -a -e -r somefile.txt which produced an encrypted file called somefile.txt.asc which is only decipherable by the owner of the private key for . For more information, you may want to read the GNU Privacy Handbook: <>=20 or the GnuPG mini-howto: <> --=20 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ / PGP key id 0x24B44202 _ _my favorite OS! / | | <_>._ _ _ _ __ / What are you waiting for, | |_ | || ' || | |\ \/ / try Jesus today!!! |___||_||_|_|`___|/\_\ "Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased" --Daniel 12:4 --BwCQnh7xodEAoBMC Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE7Avg6p0PPDCS0QgIRAifkAJ42nD8U0TXNg2An4intKiVofLBT/gCdGjmC UncYHndBqIEUd4pEe4BAriM= =Gx3E -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --BwCQnh7xodEAoBMC--