malte_gell at t-online
Apr 1, 2002, 2:09 AM
Post #1 of 1
small idea for nice message digest feature
was just playing with GnuPG/GnuPP under Windows when I had a little idea,
maybe it could be considered in future releases of GPA ?
Under Linux it's easy to get a message digest e.g. with md5sum or a SHA1
gpg --print-md sha1 verycool.bin
So GnuPG can very well be used to get a MD5/SHA1/RIPEMD160 digest, under
Windows there's usually no tool that can do that job, but.... the win32 GnuPG
version of course can do that under Windows.
So it may be useful if the GPA / Windows version of GPA can make use of the
GnuPG message digest functions, so in the future Windows users might be able
to check authenticity of software with messages digests usnig GnuPG/GPA and
for Linux newbies it would be easier with GPA than using the command line.
...just an idea