Problems changing hash algo for clearsign

Raimar Sandner mail at
Sun May 10 21:00:14 CEST 2009

On Sunday 10 May 2009 14:52:21 Tyler Spivey wrote:
> Hello. I'm trying to make any message I clearsign
> have a hash of SHA256.
> Here is what I've done so far:
> I've added "personal-digest-preferences SHA256" to the end of my gpg.conf
> file. According to the manpage, this should be enough; since the manpage
> states:
> The most highly ranked digest algorithm in
> this list is algo  used  when  signing  without  encryption  (e.g. 
> --clearsign  or --sign).
> but if I gpg --clearsign a test file, the hash at the top says SHA1. I've
> verified that My gpg 1.4.9 has sha256,
> and I can force it with --digest-algo sha256.
> What do I need to do to make it default to that on signs/clearsigns?

You might find this thread interisting:

especially David's reply

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