how to recover a clearsigned file?
droundy at abridgegame.org
Sat Mar 27 19:51:16 CET 2004
[Please c.c. me, as I'm not on the list.]
I'm wondering whether there is a correct way to recover the contents of a
clearsigned text file? The --decrypt command seems to almost do this,
except that it corrupts lines that contain only a space (it removes the
space). Why is it that --decrypt does this? Is it a bug?
Right now, what I'm now doing is looking for the
"-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----" line, and then removing the "- " from
all lines beginning with "- -" after that. I'm not very comfortable doing
this, since I tend to fear that there might be an attack where someone
could put multiple "-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----" lines in a file,
and trick me into using the wrong signed contents. Also, I'm not sure if
gnupg does anything other than escaping lines beginning with '-'.
In general, it seems like gpg ought to have *some* provision of extracting
the contents of a clearsigned file...
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