Output of gpg --encrypt

Steve Butler sbutler@fchn.com
Fri Jan 18 23:50:02 2002

#3.  By default the encrypted output does not go to $STDLIST.  Therefore,
you can't redirect it with I/O redirection of file handle #1.  By default it
appends the .gpg extension to the input file name and saves that.  Use the
-o or the --output command line directive.

I'll leave #1 and #2 for somebody else.


>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Booterbaugh, Nancy A. [mailto:Nancy.Booterbaugh@unisys.com] 
> Sent:	Friday, January 18, 2002 2:21 PM
> To:	GPG Users Group
> Subject:	Output of gpg --encrypt
> I am converting from PGP to gpg on Windows 2000, and have run into a
> little snag.  I am encrypting a file with the following command:
> gpg --recipient TBG -se testfile.txt  1>testfile.txt.gpg
> 2>>encryptGPG020118.log
> I expected the encrypted file to be named testfile.txt.gpg, but the
> resulting file was empty.  When I looked in the directory, I saw that a
> second file was created and named testfile.gpg - and that file, in fact,
> was the encrypted output!  When I looked in encryptGPG020118.log, I saw
> the following:
> gpg: using secondary key 870318E1 instead of primary key D6E9F5DB
> gpg: This key probably belongs to the owner
> gpg: writing to `testfile.gpg'
> gpg: ELG-E/CAST5 encrypted for: 9AE18FE8 TBG-EDI <dc@tbgfinancial.com>
> gpg: DSA signature from: D6E9F5DB AIT Unisys <webmethods@unisys.com>
> Return code=0
> Both my AIT Unisys key pair and the TBG-EDI public key are originally from
> PGP.  
> My questions:
> 1) How do I make the keys the "primary key"?  Or does it matter?
> 2) What does "gpg: This key probably belongs to the owner" mean?
> 3) Why is the encrypted output going to testfile.gpg instead of
> testfile.txt.gpg?
> Thanks for your help!!
> Nancy A. Booterbaugh
> nancy.booterbaugh@unisys.com

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