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Tue Oct 30 17:58:46 CET 2007
On Tue, 30 Oct 2007 15:40, rjh at sixdemonbag.org said:
> Note that it's "--armor --export", not "--export --armor". The former
> will work fine. The latter will try to export a key named "--armor",
That is not correct. The ordering of options and commands does not
matter. However mixing arguments ("key name") and options/commands does
not work as soon as the first non-option/command has been detected all
following items are considered arguments.
There is one caveat: If the first argument start with a dash it will be
viewed as an option. To avoid this the sepcial option "--" may be used
which explicitly declares that all waht follows are arguments.
Note that some options have option-arguments, e.g.
gpg -r Alice -r Bob --encrypt file.txt
Here Alice and Bob are arguments of the -r option. -r (or --recipient)
requires an option and thus gpg expects this. As an alternative you may
gpg --recipient=Alice --recipient=Bob --encrypt file.txt
And in scripts you would use
gpg --recipient=Alice --recipient=Bob --encrypt -- $FILE
so that you can even encrypt files with names like '--armor'.
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