Using other compression algos with GnuPG

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Jan 20 19:56:17 CET 2006

On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:05:26PM +0530, Nicky wrote:
> The current version of GnuPG I have supports only three compression
> algorithms viz: ZIP, ZLIB and BZIP2
> Is there a way to direct GnuPG to use some other algorithm besides
> these? for example RAR (

No.  GPG supports all of the compression algorithms that are defined
by the OpenPGP standard.  RAR isn't one of them.

It's always possible for someone to add a nonstandard algorithm, but
if you really want a particular algorithm, it's healthier to get the
OpenPGP working group to add it officially.


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