David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Sun Mar 31 03:05:01 2002

On Sat, Mar 30, 2002 at 09:02:29PM +0000, Brian M. Carlson wrote:
> Using the command line "gpg --compress-algo 0 --export > pgpmsg.asc"
> with gpg 1.0.6d yields the same results as --compress-algo [1,2]. The md5sums
> for each pgpmsg.asc are the same.  Shouldn't this command create uncompressed
> output (so that I can later compress it more efficiently with bzip2)?

The default for --export is already uncompressed.  If you want to
compress keys, use --compress-keys along with the usual

Note that GnuPG can import compressed keys just fine, but if you
compress outside of GnuPG (with gzip or bzip2 or whatever), then
you'll need to uncompress it yourself before --importing it back into


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