cipher prefs and cipher-algo settings

Werner Koch
Wed Jun 19 14:09:02 2002

On Wed, 19 Jun 2002 12:47:20 +0100 (BST), john clark said:

> will putting "cipher-algo newcipher" on your
> .gnupg/options file encrypt ALL messages using that
> algorithm, regardless of what the public key prefers

Yes.  It is mostly required for symmetrict only messages (-c) where
you don't have a recipient to select from preferences.  Having this in
an option file is in general not a good idea.