(possible) feature request ;-)

Christoph Anton Mitterer christoph.anton.mitterer at physik.uni-muenchen.de
Mon Jun 23 16:40:44 CEST 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-23 at 16:30 +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 13:30,
> christoph.anton.mitterer at physik.uni-muenchen.de said:
> > I set the flag, that nobody writes the key to disk (by accident) if he
> > uses gpg manually on the encrypted file.
> You can't avoid that.  --for-your-eyes-only is a very weak gadget and
> only implemented for PGP 2 compatibility.  The usual way I invoke gpg is
> using
>   gpg <infile >outfile
> and that will always work.  OpenPGP does not require ant special
> processing:
>    If the special name "_CONSOLE" is used, the message is considered to
>    be "for your eyes only".  This advises that the message data is
>    unusually sensitive, and the receiving program should process it more
>    carefully, perhaps avoiding storing the received data to disk, for
>    example.
Yeah,.. I know all this.

> A data encryption key for the file system is not "for your eyes only" it
> is for the entire file system.
Ok,.. I'll remove it manually..


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