How do I check if a file is a valid encrypted file before I decrypt
Todd.Patrick at dtn.com
Tue Jul 11 23:26:45 CEST 2006
gpg (GnuPG) 1.2.6
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Pubkey: RSA, RSA-E, RSA-S, ELG-E, DSA, ELG
Cipher: 3DES, CAST5, BLOWFISH, AES, AES192, AES256, TWOFISH
Hash: MD5, SHA1, RIPEMD160, SHA256
Compression: Uncompressed, ZIP, ZLIB
How do I check if a file is a valid encrypted file before I decrypt it?
Before I decrypt a file, this file does have a .pgp extension, how do I
know if it is a valid encrypted file before I decrypt it?
Looking at the man pages, there is a --verify argument, but that deals
with the sigfile and not an encrypted file.
Basically, I'd like to check the file to make sure it was encrypted
properly before I attempt to decrypt it.
Suggestions, examples or thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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