Non-Zero return code on successful decryption?

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Nov 3 18:19:03 CET 2003

On Mon, 3 Nov 2003 10:27:26 -0600, seidls  said:

> gpg: block_filter: 1st length byte missing

That is an error in the file.  It seems that another packet (may be a
second signature) follows but is corrupted.

You are piping the data to gpg.  To locate the problem I'd would try
to use the files directly or copy them to temporary files.


Werner Koch                                      <wk at>
The GnuPG Experts                      
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