Difference "gpg --armor --store" Vs. "gpg --enarmor"

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Mon May 16 18:38:19 CEST 2005

On Sun, 15 May 2005, David Shaw wrote:

> On Sun, May 15, 2005 at 12:43:38PM -0700, David wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> What is the difference between "gpg --armor --store" and "gpg 
>> --enarmor"?
> --armor --store creates an armored OpenPGP message: a "literal message", 
> which is unencrypted and unsigned.
> --enarmor armors whatever you feed it.  The result is not an OpenPGP 
> message.

one could also use base64 to armor a message. what makes enarmor nice for 
pgp hacking is that it adds a checksum (rfc2440:6) making it radix-64 


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