[Gpg4win-users-en] GPGTar in GPG4Win 3.1.1 and GnuPG 2.2.7 CLI

GnuPG-User at juinio.net GnuPG-User at juinio.net
Sat May 5 07:21:50 CEST 2018

Hello, all:

I wanted to TAR a folder to archive it into another device/media.  Kleopatra
3.1.1 did not allow for plain vanilla TAR, with no encryption, so I thought
I'd learn and practice some CLI.

Using https://www.gnupg.org/documentation/manuals/gnupg/gpgtar.html as a

1) gpgtar -v -o "C:\_2 Archive\Important Files" --skip-crypto --create
"C:\_2 Archive\Temp\Important"
           -> "_2 Archive" is the format of the folder name containing an
underscore and a space in the name, which I suspect might be the (?)cause of
GnuPG's conniption
           -> "Important Files" is the output TAR file, also containing a
           -> "Important" is the directory to be archived via TAR, and
contains multiple folders and files with spaces in its names (~2 GB)

2) I'm using 64-bit Windows 10 Pro

3) I wanted to use GnuPG's built-in TAR to archive a multi-folder and -file
structure into an easily-managed single TAR archive file and save onto my
smartphone (additional backup location)

4) even when I changed the command to encrypt-sign to me (superfluous given
my use for the file and where it will be stored), I keep getting a "skipping
invalid file" error and all I get is a 1KB output file

5) as a last resort, I used Kleopatra to do a full encrpt-sign, it would
crash Kleopatra with a peculiar Microsoft Runtime Library error dialog box
that has no label on the interactive button nor any explanatory message

Is this one of those PIC errors in which there is a syntax error in my use
of CLI or is there a limit to what can be TAR-red?



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