armoring without encrypting or signing?

David Shaw
Wed Jan 8 03:55:01 2003

On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 09:38:29PM -0500, Brian Minton wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 06:30:22PM -0500, David Shaw wrote:
> > gpg --enarmor
> > 
> > gpg --dearmor
> I didn't know about these commands, I used gpg -a --store to do
> it though.  I do notice the difference in the output though.
> - --store makes an openpgp message with nothing but a data literal
> packet, while gpg --enarmor does base64 conversion and
> checksumming only.  To me, it seems that -a --store is more user
> friendly, as no special command is required, gpg knows what to do
> with it by default.  

Good point.  Using gpg --armor --store also works more smoothly with


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