file types for textmode and armor

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Oct 15 10:27:00 CEST 2004

On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 17:50:56 -0400, Hasnain Mujtaba said:

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

Its a long time ago that the world was not 8 bit clean and thus binary
transfers don't do any harm anymore.  With respect to the CR/LF
conversions beween different systems I consider this an task for
frontends, mailers, editors etc.


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