signing and encrypting newbie question

Shaun Lipscombe shaun.lipscombe at
Fri Jan 14 18:28:34 CET 2005

* Neil Williams wrote:

> More commonly, use two operations. Encrypt the file, then sign the encrypted 
> file using
> gpg -ab

Why is it you cant use clearsign and encrypt at the same time if the
file is text and you want it signed THEN encrypted?

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