UI non-obviousness

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Tue Jul 16 15:38:01 2002

On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 03:01:55PM +0200, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> Yo!
> When verifying a file by only specifying the signature file on the
> cmdline, I ask myself if it's good to rely on users finding it 'obvious'
> which file has been verified.
> Meaning: I think the filename of the verified file should be printed on
> the cmdline, so that the user does not need to rely on assumptions
> 'filename is deduced from signature file name' or 'filename is contained
> in signature'.

Try adding a "-v" to your command line.  Then GnuPG will report:

  gpg: assuming signed data in `.....'

You do raise a good point though.  Perhaps this line should not
require -v.


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