file encryption and integrity check

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Feb 22 14:28:31 CET 2006

On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 05:49:40PM +1030, Alphax wrote:
> Francesco Turco wrote:
> <snip>
> > i have disabled compression becouse files i have to encrypt are already
> > compressed, and compression takes much more time then encryption.
> > 
> > do you think it is a good choice?
> > 
> IIRC GnuPG will detect if data is compressed before it tries to compress
> it; if so, it won't try to.

This is correct.  Of course, it's possible that GnuPG doesn't
recognize a particular kind of compression.  If I recall, it looks for
bzip, gzip, and zip.


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