gpg process

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Jan 12 03:48:30 CET 2005

On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 05:38:58PM -0500, DBSMITH at wrote:
> When encryption a file does it actually open the file?  At a minimum I
> assume it needs read access?
> What is the process as gpg is starting the encryption and during
> encryption?

Yes, gpg needs to be able to read the file to encrypt it.  It opens
the file, filters it through the ciphers, and writes a new (now,
encrypted) copy out.


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