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Re: patch to include EasyPG to Emacs

From: Sascha Wilde
Subject: Re: patch to include EasyPG to Emacs
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:37:14 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Daiki Ueno" <address@hidden> wrote:

> 2008/2/14, Richard Stallman <address@hidden>:
>>     - allow files with a .gpg suffix to be automatically
>>       encrypted/decrypted, similar to what we do for .gz files now
>>       (this depends on a minor-mode being turned on now)
>> How can that work?  You need to give the key each time you decrypt.
> (I guess that you mean "encrypt" rather than "decrypt").
> In that case, a new buffer will show up to prompt the user to select
> recipients' keys.
> This happens only the first time when .gpg file is created (or the
> user changes some encryption related parameters for the file).

How secure will this feature be?  A file that is encrypted should never
be automatically or unintentionally saved unencrypted.  So whats about
backup and auto-save files and the like?

Sascha Wilde
God put me on earth to accomplish a certain number of things.
Right now I am so far behind I will never die.
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