Robin Lynn Frank
Wed Jun 25 00:38:03 2003
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On Tuesday 24 June 2003 01:51 pm, David Shaw wrote:
> What is "order of need"? My order of need is bound to be different
> than someone elses. Anyway, see the README file that comes with GnuPG
> and/or http://www.gnupg.org/gph/en/manual.html. That seems to be what
> you are looking for. They don't get into the more esoteric commands
Actually, cipher-algo, digest-algo and cert-digest-algo don't appear =
those documents (unless I've gone blind). Since they can be used in=20
gpg.conf, that would be the logical place to look. And I am still lookin=
find out if I can make these preferences global, perchance in /etc/gpg.co=
of something similar.
> > Now in response to David Shaw's comment about my post about tedious
> > documentation, If I knew enough about gpg to contribute to the
> > documentation, I would not have needed to ask my question in the
> > first place.
> I don't agree with this way of thinking. If you know enough to ask a
> question, I think you are extremely close to understanding the answer.
> The person who truly doesn't understand often doesn't even understand
> how to ask the question.
> If you ask a question, and get an answer that you understand, why not
> write a paragraph on that specific detail for the manual? If you had
> to ask the question in the first place, clearly the manual didn't give
> you the answer. Once the question is answered, though, you know the
> answer and could write a few lines on the subject for the next person.
> I'm usually happy to answer questions, but utterly delighted to answer
> them when the answer is going to be put into the documentation. Good
> documentation helps everyone.
Maybe what is needed is a good configuration tool. There a a bunch of=20
frontends but I haven't seen one that will write gpg.conf (Maybe there is=
one, but I must have missed it.
Robin Lynn Frank
Director of Operations
The need to do something is
inversely proportional to the
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