Is it safe to rename file.gpg to `md5sum file`?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Tue Dec 4 02:23:47 CET 2012

On 11/30/2012 05:07 PM, Ben Staude wrote:
> I'm thinking about a scenario for remote backup with gpg-encrypted files
> (--symmetric, one by one). In addition to encrypting the files contents,
> I'd like to hide their names also.

There isn't enough entropy in a filename for an MD5 checksum to give
much in the way of secrecy.

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