How know who is a file encrypted for ?

Dirk Traulsen dirk.traulsen at
Wed Feb 27 18:55:28 CET 2008

Am 27 Feb 2008 um 9:51 hat vedaal at geschrieben:

> 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 
> you?
> 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 
> *anything*

Oh God! You REALLY thought I am so stupid that I type in complete 
passphrases 9 times. I cannot believe it. I first thought you made fun 
on me. Do I really sound like a complete moron here?

1. I thought, it was self-evident that one just hits <enter> to go 
through the questions, so I didn't mention it.

2. And to repeat myself:
The examples I described for wish number one, where not MY scenarios I 
LIKE to have at home! There I'm in control of the computer and I can 
setup everything logical and secure.
But when you are NOT in control of the computer you are supposed to 
work with and you experience a scenario like I described, then you just 

have to live with it. (Which might be a bit more comfortable, that's 

On to the obviously more realistic wish number 2: --recipient-keys

> >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,

So at least three people think it would be a good addition.


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