simplifying the use of --throw-keyid option

Malte Gell
Fri Apr 4 05:21:01 2003

Am Mittwoch, 2. April 2003 15:43 schrieb David Shaw:
> On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 03:39:35AM +0200, Malte Gell wrote:
> > if one gets a message encrypted with the --throw-keyid option the
> > receiver's GnuPG has to try all available secret keys and this can
> > be a bit annoying if one has several secret keys.
> > So, wouldn't it be a nice idea to have a new option
> > "--encrypted-with" to simplify this ?
> The development branch has better handling of such messages.  Instead
> of prompting for each secret key, it prompts for a single passphrase
> and tries it against all keys.  This will be in 1.4.

This sounds like a good solution and if you have tested it with your 63 
secret keys as you mentioned...;-)
BTW, can the use of the --throw-keyid option cause any compatibility 
problems with older GnuPG (1.0.6/7) versions or PGP 6.x/7.x/8.x ? Or 
can all PGP derivatives handle data encrypted this way ?