symmetric encryption is not working

Philip Jackson philip.jackson at
Sun Jan 7 17:10:25 CET 2018

On 06/01/18 06:27, Charles E. Blair wrote:
> However, the command
> gpg testfile.gpg yields the message
>> gpg: WARNING: no command supplied.  Trying to guess what you mean ...
>> gpg: AES encrypted data
>> gpg: encrypted with 1 passphrase
> and creates a plaintext file without asking for
> a passphrase.

It would seem that the command '-d' is missing.

gpg -d testfile.gpg

works for me. And requests the password before decrypting.


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