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Re: patch to include EasyPG to Emacs

From: Sascha Wilde
Subject: Re: patch to include EasyPG to Emacs
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 11:07:34 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Daiki Ueno" <address@hidden> wrote:

> 2008/2/15, Sascha Wilde <address@hidden>:
>> "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?
> Backup files are subject to be encrypted, and auto-save is disabled by 
> default.

Sounds good.  I really do like the new EasyPG stuff.  :-)

There is still the problem, that one can't prevent Emacs from swapping
out the content of such an buffer -- but that's a more generic problem
(which was discussed briefly in an earlier thread IIRC).

Sascha Wilde : xedit? Das sieht zwar wie vi aus als könne es nix, aber im
             : Gegensatz zu vi kann es wirklich nix und nix ist noch geschönt!
             : (Michael Core in dafc)

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