PGP Zip with a single file?

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Oct 18 17:18:41 CEST 2005

On Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 04:39:04PM -0500, Joe Lynch wrote:
> I'm using GNUPG to decrypt files that were created as PGP Zip archives 
> using PGP Desktop.  If there are multiple files in the archive then GNUPG 
> extracts a TAR file, and I have no problem processing it from there.  The 
> problem is when there is only one file in the PGP Zip archive it can have a 
> filename completely different than the filename of the archive file, which 
> would be just fine if it were still stored in a TAR file, but when GNUPG 
> decrypts the archive it outputs the original file, not a TAR file.  PGP 
> Desktop still displays the original file name when you open the archive, is 
> there any way to get this file name using GNUPG?

I'm having an awful problem understanding exactly what the problem is
here.  When you make a PGP Zip archive with one file in it it is not
tarred up?  If so, then it's just the file itself, no?


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