encrypt multiple files into one singlefile and then decrypt back the original multipe files

paul.healy@goodyear.com paul.healy@goodyear.com
Tue Oct 1 20:21:01 2002

Can gpg take several cleartext input files and make a single encrypted
file that when decrypted creates the original multiple cleartext files?

The reason I ask is on an on-going basis. When I need to send files to
a remote user, there usually are several files to be sent. Currently
if there are five files to be sent, then five ".asc" files are created
and sent.  I'd like to  issue one encrypt command on multiple files
get a single encrypted output and e-maili that single file.
The remote user would decrypt this single file with the
"--use-embedded-filename" flag and magically obtain the mulitple orignal

Is this something GPG can do?