Cannot encrypt/decrypt zip-Files correctly (Andreas)

Leigh S. Jones, KR6X
Tue Jun 4 19:47:01 2002

Don't be deceived by incorrect answers.

ASCII-armored outputs from encrypted binary files are perfectly OK.  They
the full 8 bit binary content of the input file converted to the text output
format.  The
method for doing this was long established before PGP/gpg were created.  No
data is lost or corrupted by stripping the high order bit from ASCII-armored
outputs; tarfiles may be damaged by transport in ASCII mode with ftp, but
armored gpg outputs are ftp safe, even if the original data is binary.  Your
lies elsewhere.

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 09:18
Subject: Cannot encrypt/decrypt zip-Files correctly

> Hi!
> Ive got a strange problem.  I try to encrypt a gz-file on my Linux Server
> using GPG, and download the encrypted file, and decrypt it with WinPT on
> PC(Win2K).
> That`s what Ive tried in SHELL:
> (17:23:59) [webseite] gpg -o out.txt -a -e --default-recipient akorthaus
> in the same way I encrypted html-files which I could decrypt without any
> problems.
> Now I open out.txt and copied the code to my clipboard. After that I
> WinPT and decrypted the code from clipboard, that worked correctly, but
> result was:
> Zip!
> As I allready said - the same way worked with html Files!
> What could be the problem, or how can I decrypt complete files using
> cu
> Andreas
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