switching off compression (was: En-/Decryption speed for large files (GnuPG and Gpg4win))

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Tue Jan 17 14:40:12 CET 2023

Am Dienstag 17 Januar 2023 13:08:18 schrieb Andre Heinecke via Gnupg-users:
> Another big difference what you will see in the perfomance of GnuPG is if
> you use -z 0 which disables compression. 

According to the GnuPG documentation (2.4.0)

'-z 0' is equivalent to the following long options
'--compress-level 0 --bzip2-compress-level 0'
yes, both have to be given.

> You can put "compress-level 0" into 
> your gpg.conf to cause Kleopatra to also use that.

Would not be enough to disable bip2 encryption (according to the 

Looking at
what shall work with just one option is
  `compress-algo uncompressed`


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