identical files -> non-identical encrypted files

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Tue Jul 22 00:25:30 CEST 2008

Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> I have a problem to solve :(

I fail to see the problem.

> So I suppose gpg puts some salt probably based on timestamp in.  Can
> this be disabled?  Pretty please?

GnuPG uses a random session key to encrypt each message.  That means the
payload of each message will be totally different.  This is good, solid
crypto practice, and changing this behavior simply isn't going to happen.

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