clearsign destroys files

Tobias Roth randomiadgf at
Thu Jul 14 12:48:58 CEST 2005


The following command sequence seems to destroy the pdf file:

gpg --clearsign -o signed.pdf original.pdf
gpg --decrypt -o destroyed.pdf signed.pdf

The new file is slightly smaller than the original one, the difference
seems to be some differences in linefeed/newline characters.

Adding --no-textmode does not make a difference. With --sign instead of
clearsign, the original file and the signed/decrypted file match, no
breakage occurs. My GnuPG version is 1.4.1, tried on FreeBSD and

thanks, t.

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