Saving a .tar file in Emacs works as expected. Saving a .gpg file also works as expected.

However, when I save a .tar.gpg file, instead of saving an encrypted form of the actual tar file, it instead saves an encrypted form of what the tar file appears in tar-mode.

For example, I create a tar archive with the file abc.org which has "Hello World!" in it. When I file it, I get this:

test.tar: tar archive

However, if I save the same tar file as a test.tar.gpg in Emacs, I get this when decrypted:

decrypted.tar: ASCII text

I believe this is because EasyPG doesn't understand that what's in the buffer isn't what needs to be saved. How would I go about fixing this?


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