file types for textmode and armor

Hasnain Mujtaba hmujtaba at
Thu Oct 14 23:50:56 CEST 2004


Not sure why Werner recommends not using --textmode for plain text
files? Doesn't the RFC say that plain text should be canonicalized prior
to encryption and signing?


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Werner Koch
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 12:34 PM
To: Dirk.Traulsen at
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Subject: Re: file types for textmode and armor

On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 23:36:21 +0200, Dirk Traulsen said:

> 1. --textmode specifies a file as textfile, so while decryption
>    gpg can adjust the end-of-file characters fitting to the 
>    actual system.
>    What kind of files are candidates for --textmode?  

None.  Better don't use it at all for plain files.

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