Fwd: Format to PGP

Ingo Klöcker ingo.kloecker@epost.de
Sun May 20 19:26:05 2001

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On Sunday, 20. May 2001 08:21, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:

> On Sat, May 19, 2001 at 11:46:21PM +0200, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> >> If I recall correctly, doesn't the problem with decrypted messages
> >> appearing on one line have something to do with setting
> >> --textmode?
> >
> > AFAIK the --textmode option is only useful for signing text
> > messages. It's useless if you use encryption.
> Nick's right: When you deal with text, wether signing or encrypting
> it or both, use --textmode. It's same "problem" as when FTP'ing a
> text file in binary mode.
> In short, Unix, MS-DOS and MacOS all use different ways to end the
> current line in text, and --textmode will convert from your OS way to
> a common way all GPG's and PGP's understand and will convert to their
> host OS format.
Hmm, strange. I just encrypted a text to myself. One time with --textmode and another time without --textmode. There was no difference in the decrypted output. But this may of course be due to the fact that I didn't decrypt it under another OS. The text encrypted with the --textmode option is slightly bigger than the version encrypted without --textmode. So it seems as if some additional CR's have been added to the --textmode version. Unfortunately I can't confirm this because I don't have GnuPG or PGP for Windows. Regards, Ingo -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org iD8DBQE7B/0KGnR+RTDgudgRAs5VAJ96AqutgAZEEHhQeMhLWNoH4tNd5wCg3R// Gc+BMxdj6scK136eq+kc74c= =xf/v -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----