How know who is a file encrypted for ?

vedaal at vedaal at
Wed Feb 27 15:51:05 CET 2008

Dirk Traulsen dirk.traulsen at
wrote on Wed Feb 27 10:00:25 CET 2008

>You don't believe me to enter 9 times a complete passphrase, do 

i agree with you completely that it would be a major annoyance to 
have to enter a complete passphrase, even 3 times, 
and certainly would be very annoying to enter it 9 times,

my point was that you don't need to enter the *complete* passphrase 
at all, or even 'any' part of it,

all you have to do is press the 'enter' key without typing 

pressing the 'enter' key 9 times quickly, is something i can live 
with without bothering the developers
(they were nice enough to include the option of being able to see 
the passphrase as it is typed in, after i requested it),
[belated THANKS !!! ;-)  ]

>What I meant, was something like this mockup:
>C:\>gpg --recipient-keys ENCRYPTED_FILE.gpg
>gpg: file ENCRYPTED_FILE.gpg was encrypted to the following keys:  

i agree, and would welcome this as well,
also agree that the pgpdump provides extra distracting information,
when all one is interested in, is finding out who the encrypted 
recipients are

only brought up pgpdump as a useful solution until this could be 
(it lets you see how many times you need to press 'enter' to get to 
your key)

and also, that since it is open source,
it might be easier for the developers look at it and add a modified 
patch to have gnupg do the 'gpg --recipient-keys' option as you 

i made a mistake in my example, it was encrypted to 4 keys instead 
of 5, i forgot i turned of my 'encrypt to default key' option  ;-(  


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