secrets lying around on the HD

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Apr 13 13:43:52 CEST 2004

On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 12:57:53 +0200, Per Tunedal Casual said:

> I happened to notice that WinPT left some unencrypted temp-files on the HD.
> Is this causes by WinPT-tray or GPG? I found a setting "don't use any
> temp-files" in WinPT. Is there a similar option on GPG? What will actually
> happen when you encrypt a file? A very large file?

A design goal of GnuPG is not to use temporary files.  You migtht
encounter temporary files with GnuPG on some platforms, but those are
only used for communication between gpg and the keyserver modules -
that data is public anyway.

Don't known about WinPT.


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