GnuPG & PGP Compatibility

Neil Williams linux at
Tue Mar 30 10:17:58 CEST 2004

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On Monday 29 March 2004 10:46, Rusty Howell wrote:
> I'm still a newbie at this, so please forgive me if this has already been
> answered many times in the past.  I have just started  using GnuPG (for

It's OK to ask but read the docs first?

> things and was wondering if we encrypt a file using GnuPG and it stores it
> with a .gpg extension, will our recepient be able to decrypt it using PGP
> version 5+?

It's all on the FAQ already:

> I'm not sure what version they're using since they're an outside entity,
> but I am hoping that WinPT will do the trick.  At first, I investigated
> using GnuPG from the command-line, but for an end-user that option didn't
> seem to be very user-friendly.

The command line is the only way to have full control of GnuPG when you nee=
it but everyday use is usually via another client (e.g. mail user agent)=20
anyway. You'll need the plugin if you want to use GnuPG in your insecure OE=
client. (It's easier with Enigmail and Mozilla).

=2D --=20

Neil Williams
Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)


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