File size support on Windows beta version

Erick Thompson
Fri Aug 16 18:55:01 2002

Ok, just to let everyone know, I did get this working, by using the
input/output redirection in both the encryption and decryption.

I think that a warning would be nice on encryption if the file is over a
certain size. When I attempted to encrypt the file in the standard way, it
didn't complain, but the encrypted file was damaged. I don't know how
difficult it would be to add, but it would be useful. Would need to check
for >4 gigs on a 32 bit system, and check to see if the input is via a file
or a redirection.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Werner Koch" <>
To: "Erick Thompson" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 1:02 AM
Subject: Re: File size support on Windows beta version

> On Wed, 14 Aug 2002 12:44:25 -0700, Erick Thompson said:
> >> gpg --decrypt <large_encrypted_File.gpg >decrypted_file
> > I did this, and it came up with the same error message. Should I encrypt
> > large file using a similar format? I tried doing this, but I couldn't
> It shouldn't matter but you can try:
>   gpg -er <large_plaintext_file >large_encrypted_file.gpg
> It might be the case that Window's ReadFile requires a special flag to
> be able to work on large input data - who knows?
> Shalom-Salam,
>    Werner
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