Compression routines - please include 7-Zip

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Aug 21 09:25:03 CEST 2007

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 08:06, hhhobbit at said:

> time.  The fact that 7zip doesn't store the UID:GID is a plus in
> my mind.  It allows you to get what ever UID:GID YOU are when you

OpenPGP does not know about file permission , thus this is irrelevant.
In fact the comprssion algorithms specified are bare-bone compression
algorithms and not archival formats.

If you want gpg to detect that an input file is 7zip encoded and disable
compression in that case, wer can do this as long as the detection can
be done by reading a few bytes at the start of the file and if you pass
the filename.  However, -z0 would do the same.



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