GPG Services: .asc or .sig extension for ASCII signature files

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14 Sep, 2020 11:46 PM

I'm using GPG Services to sign files. It is creating ASCII files (which is what I want), but using the ".sig" extension.
It seems that the rest of the world uses ".asc" for ASCII signature files.
Is there a way to get GPG Services to use ".asc"?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 16 Sep, 2020 11:18 AM

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    Hi Alan,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    Both file extensions should not cause trouble. Are you running into difficulties using the sig extension? And if yes, could you explain those in more detail.

    Sadly there is no option in GPG Services to change the default file suffix. But you can rename your files if needed, but that should not be necessary.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by Alan on 16 Sep, 2020 03:31 PM

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    The trouble is caused by a service that performs automatic checks on files and only recognizes the .asc extension.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 16 Sep, 2020 05:07 PM

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    Can you share the name of that service? Maybe would be worth to ask for better compatibility at that service then.

  4. 4 Posted by Alan on 16 Sep, 2020 05:14 PM

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    I think GPGTools is the one being incompatible.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 16 Sep, 2020 05:16 PM

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    Currently I am not sure which service we are discussing so unable to reproduce. But as mentioned, renaming the files should be possible. We will take note of your request and if we receive additional requests for this, we will consider adding an option to change the file suffix.

  6. Steve closed this discussion on 28 Sep, 2020 01:00 PM.

  7. Steve re-opened this discussion on 22 Nov, 2020 06:26 PM

  8. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve on 22 Nov, 2020 07:46 PM

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    To follow up on this if you use gpg -a --detach-sign [file] via CLI you will end up with a signature file using asc as file suffix.

    Hope this helps.

  9. Steve closed this discussion on 22 Nov, 2020 07:46 PM.

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