problems decrypting ASCII-armored file

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Mon Nov 30 23:41:33 CET 2015

> Here's the file's header as viewed with "less" (the starting non-printing character is suspicious):

That's a Unicode byte order mark. Strictly, it should only be used in UTF-16 documents but in the real world it's commonly used to mark any Unicode file. I'm assuming this is a UTF-8 file? If so, you should just be able to delete the character using vim or similar and try again.


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