Proposal - variable line width for ASCII armor output
sac at 300baud.de
Wed Feb 26 20:35:31 CET 2020
Michał Górny wrote:
> On Wed, 2020-02-26 at 13:34 -0500, vedaal via Gnupg-users wrote:
> > On 2/26/2020 at 11:27 AM, "Stefan Claas via Gnupg-users"
> > <gnupg-users at gnupg.org> wrote:
> > > I like to make a proposal for future versions of GnuPG,
> > > where a user can change the line witdh of ASCII armor
> > > output.
> > =====
> > 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.
> Why 'change it back'? Unless I'm mistaken, GPG shouldn't have any real
> problem with a different base64 width, as long as the overall layout is
> preserved. I've just did a quick test and GPG is entirely happy with
> the result after rewrapping at 50 chars, as well as after cheap
> rewrapping with uneven lines.
Just did a quick test ... :-)
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Comment: Use "gpg --dearmor" for unpacking
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