simplifying the use of --throw-keyid option
Mon Apr 7 16:15:01 2003
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On Fri, Apr 04, 2003 at 04:55:28AM +0200, Malte Gell wrote:
> 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 ?
GnuPG can handle it. No version of official PGP can handle it, but
Disastry's hacked 2.6.3 can.
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