Proposal - variable line width for ASCII armor output

vedaal at vedaal at
Wed Feb 26 19:34:58 CET 2020

On 2/26/2020 at 11:27 AM, "Stefan Claas via Gnupg-users" <gnupg-users at> wrote:

>I like to make a proposal for future versions of GnuPG,
>where a user can change the line witdh of ASCII armor


It would not be compatible with older versions.

The simplest thing for you, (or any users who prefer the aesthetics of a particular custom line width),
would be to first make the GnuPG ascii armored message, then change it as you want to and copy, paste, and post,
with a little note of how to change it back for verification.

(fwiw, in my own experience, even the GnuPG clearsigned messages with it''s header and footer, are somewhat 'resented' in any non-crypto group, and often don't verify anyway because of minor alterations by the media posting)


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