Signing & the "-" character
Sat Jul 5 14:32:02 2003
Abhay S. Kushwaha wrote:
>Whenever I sign an email message, any sentence starting with the dash
>character "-" gets an additional "- " prepended. So a sentence that is
>1. Why does this happen?
Because gpg is programmed to do so. :-)
>2. Is this intentional or a side effect of something?
This is intentional. It has to do with the fact that inline-messages are
scanned for lines beginning with -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----, and lines
with starting dashes could influence this scanning.
>3. Can this be avoided? If so, how?
Change the gpg sourcecode.
>BTW, I'm on Win32 if it makes any difference in this regard.
Not at all.
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