Truncated file in GPG?
test524 at comcast.net
Tue Jun 22 14:12:56 CEST 2004
I'm running GPG version 1.0.6 on Debian stable for the first time.
Kernel version is 2.4.18. (I sent this to the Debian mailing list, but
didn't get a response--I'm not sure it is Debian specific.) I'm trying
to perform a relatively simple task: encrypt a big MS Outlook mail
archive file so that only I can decrypt it. I created a key for myself,
and encrypted the file with
gpg -e -r Charles mail.pst
mail.pst is a 116MB file.
The resulting mail.pst.gpg is 80MB. Something is clearly wrong. Though
I'm aware GPG has compression, .PST is already a pretty compressed
format. Doing gpg -d to decrypt gave me back a file that was about 81MB
-- far smaller than the original.
charles at compute1:/files/Work$ gpg -e -r Charles mail.pst
charles at compute1:/files/Work$ ls -l
-r-------- 1 charles charles 122470400 May 2 22:11 mail.pst
-rw-r--r-- 1 charles charles 82329455 Jun 18 21:41 mail.pst.gpg
What's going on here? I'm running on a 667MHz P3 with 128MB RAM.
Any help most appreciated.
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