Issue with --sign option

Henry Hertz Hobbit hhhobbit at
Sun Aug 18 18:45:16 CEST 2013

On 08/18/2013 03:45 PM, ashish tiwari wrote:


Is this a Turing test?  I wrote a private reply to try
to find if that is what is happening.  I mean, is
"--sign" as opposed to "-sign" that hard to understand?
Here is what -sign chould probably mean:

-s  same as --sign
-i  same as --interactive
-n  same as --dry-run.

That is because -sign is the equivalent of -s -i -g -n.
My private reply was with the aim of convincing a human
being the right way to do things and that gpg & gpg2 do
the standard of a single dash means all the letters after
the single dash are combined options.  If you want all of
the characters being considered  a single atomic identity
then you precede them with a double dash.  A lot more detail
was added with an example to show how easy it is.


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