--clearsign with file containing --
Tue Mar 18 18:32:01 2003
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> As you can see, gpg altered the input and prepended a "-" character.
> Is there any way i can prevent gpg of altering the input data?
> Why is it doing it anyway? I dont want to use --sign in this particular
> case, only --clearsign suits my need.
- From the fine manual:
This option changes the behavior of cleartext
signatures so that they can be used for patch
files. You should not send such an armored file
via email because all spaces and line endings
are hashed too. You can not use this option for
data which has 5 dashes at the beginning of a
line, patch files don't have this. A special
armor header line tells GnuPG about this cleart=AD
ext signature option.
It's not something you want to use except for patch files, basically. I
don't think any OpenPGP apps other than gpg handle it correctly. Perhaps
someone else can tell you for sure about that.
Todd OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xD654075A | URL: www.pobox.com/~tmz/=
The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard wo=
-- Herbert V. Prochnow
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