David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Mon Jun 27 06:32:30 CEST 2005

On Sun, Jun 26, 2005 at 11:55:52PM -0400, Charly Avital wrote:
> According to man gpg:
> -------------------
> Set the `for your eyes  only'  flag  in  the  message.   This
> causes  GnuPG  to refuse to save the file unless the --output
> option is given, and PGP to use the "secure  viewer"  with  a
> Tempest-resistant  font  to display the message.  This option
> overrides --set-filename.
> --no-for-your-eyes-only  disables this option.
> ------------------
> In a few tests I did, using gpg 1.4.2rc2, self testing an encrypted  
> and signed text:
> - without --output: the result is a message without text, that shows  
> 'encrypted,signed' in its
>   long headers.

I'm afraid I don't know what this means.  GnuPG has no such 'long
headers', so I assume you're calling it from some front end.

> At the receiving end, how does GnuPG processes a message that has  
> been encrypted using
> "--for-your-eyes-only", without --output? Where does the actual text  
> of the message goes? Is there such a text?

In that case GnuPG discards the text and does not save or display it.


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