problems decrypting ASCII-armored file

Ryan Hoffman rmb.hoffman at
Mon Nov 30 23:46:38 CET 2015

That worked! Deleting that one character made the difference. Thanks!

On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 2:41 PM, Andrew Gallagher <andrewg at>

> >
> > 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.
> Andrew.
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