[Gpg4win-users-en] Default cipher

Jorgen Christiansen Lysdal j.lysdal at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 13:15:42 CEST 2010

Hello people.

I downloaded gpg4win 2.0.3. I have read in gpg2.man that:

--s2k-cipher-algo name
Use  name  as  the cipher algorithm used to protect secret keys.
The default cipher is CAST5. This cipher is also used  for  con-
ventional   encryption   if   --personal-cipher-preferences  and
--cipher-algo is not given.

I tried to encrypt a file with gpg -c -v "randomfile" and it says gpg:
using cipher 3DES.. I have no other config files so why is it not using

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