Fwd: Format to PGP
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.
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
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