Using other compression algos with GnuPG

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Jan 23 16:07:25 CET 2006


just a short note: The reason why we have compresion algorithms in
OpenPGP are mainly out of tradition.  On a Unix system the use of
specialized tools is the way to go; e.g. gpg for encryption and bzip2
for compressing.  

If you want to compress your data with a different algorithm you may

  foocompressor data.txt | gpg -e >




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