Help with decrypting gpg file

John Betz JBetz at
Tue Aug 25 00:28:02 CEST 2009

I was hoping to get some help with decrypting an archived file. I am using
the following command:



echo "passphrase"| gpg --passphrase-fd 0 -o output.txt -d input.pgp



The output file is created with no problem, however, there is garbage in the
first record. If I rename the file (or create it) with a .zip extension and
try to open it with WinZip it does not recognize the file as an archive
file. When I do the same operation with PGP there is no problem.


I have scoured the documentation looking for the correct command or option
for indicating to gpg that the file is an archive file, but no to no avail.
Any help I can get with this would be appreciated.




John Betz

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