Signing & the "-" character

Abhay S. Kushwaha
Sat Jul 5 13:35:04 2003

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On Sat, 5 Jul 2003 12:27:52 +0200, Samuel ]slund wrote:

> > Whenever I sign an email message, any sentence starting with the
> > dash character "-" gets an additional "- " prepended. So a

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> > 1. Why does this happen?

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> Clearsigned messages uses dashes to indicate start and end of the
> signed message and the signature. This is defined in OpenPGP.
> The man-page for GnuPG ("" in your GnuPG installation
> directory) includes a reference to <>
> . Your question is FAQ 6.8.
> Man pages are the place where documentation is normaly found on
> unix-like systems.

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Thanks for the I know. I had looked into the gnupg
folder in my Win32 distro and saw no easily identifiable
icons/extensions in there. It was only after Samuel pointed it out
that I 'noticed' the existence of the .man files in there.

Perhaps it would be wise to rename the .man files to .txt or .man.txt
so that at least they have a better chance of taking a look at what
these files are when they're searching for some help.


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