David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Jun 28 05:18:26 CEST 2005

On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 11:16:47AM +0000, Charly Avital wrote:

> when a message processed in MacGPG (GnuPG for the Mac), with those two
> options, is decrypted using GnuPG (e.g. by command line) the verbose gpg
> output contains a line reading:
> gpg: NOTE: sender requested "for-your-eyes-only"
> Is this line intended for the recipient's information only, or is there
> a way the recipient can actually view the decrypted/verified text in a
> secure viewer mode? I apologize if this a repetition of my previous
> question.

If I understand your question, no, there is no secure viewer built
into GnuPG.  There are many reasons, but two good ones are that GnuPG
is a command line application, and you can't really make a secure
viewer on the command line, and by its nature a secure viewer would
not be nearly portable enough.

However, GnuPG can call other programs to do other tasks (keyserver
access programs, JPEG viewers for photo IDs), so it's not impossible
that GnuPG could call an external secure viewer program.  I don't know
of one offhand though.


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