I forgot about the meaning of some options...

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Fri Sep 18 13:41:49 CEST 2009

On Sep 18, 2009, at 6:15 AM, Faramir wrote:

>      I while ago, I added a couple of lines to my gpg.conf file, and  
> at
> that time I thought I knew what was I doing... but right now, I can't
> remember exactly what effect do they have in gpg... maybe it is due to
> lack of caffeine, but anyway, I'd like to know the effects of the
> following lines:
> default-preference-list AES TWOFISH AES192 AES256 BLOWFISH CAST5 3DES
> SHA256 SHA512 SHA224 SHA384 SHA1 RIPEMD160 Z1 Z2 Z3 Z0

        --default-preference-list <string>
               Set the list of default preferences to <string>.  This   
               list  is used for new keys and becomes the default for  
               in the edit menu.

> and
> personal-cipher-preferences TWOFISH AES AES192 AES256 BLOWFISH CAST5  
> 3DES

        --personal-cipher-preferences <string>
               Set  the list of personal cipher preferences to  
<string>.  Use gpg
               --version to get a list of available algorithms, and  
use none to
               set  no  preference  at  all.  This allows the user to  
factor in
               their own preferred algorithms when algorithms  are   
chosen  via
               recipient  key  preferences.   The  most highly ranked  
cipher in
               this list is also used for the --symmetric encryption  


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