Cipher and algorithm

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David Collantes

04 Nov, 2015 03:46 PM

What cipher and algorithm are used with encrypting symmetrically? For example, when encrypting symmetrically from the command line, I use:

gpg -c -z 9 --require-secmem --cipher-algo AES256 --s2k-cipher-algo AES256 --s2k-digest-algo SHA512 --digest-algo SHA512 --s2k-mode 3 --s2k-count 65000000 --compress-algo BZIP2 --bzip2-compress-level 9 FILETOENCRYPT

What does GPGTools use when "Encrypt with Password" is ticked? Thanks!

  1. 1 Posted by David Collantes on 06 Nov, 2015 07:56 PM

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    Replying to myself, I am going to assume it uses whatever it is on gpg.conf.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Mento on 12 Nov, 2015 11:43 AM

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    Hi David,

    you are right. The options set in gpg.conf are used.

    Regards, Mento

  3. David Collantes closed this discussion on 16 Nov, 2015 02:02 AM.

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