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Sybren Stüvel  committed dd5d0d2

Added a bit about PKCS#8

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File doc/compatibility.rst

     $ openssl rsautl -in testfile.rsa -inkey privatekey.pem -decrypt
     hello there
 
+Interoperability with PKCS#8
+--------------------------------------------------
+
+The standard PKCS#8 is widely used, and more complex than the PKCS#1
+v1.5 supported by Python-RSA. In order to extract a key from the
+PKCS#8 format you need an external tool such as OpenSSL::
+
+    openssl rsa -in privatekey-pkcs8.pem -out privatekey.pem
+
+You can then extract the corresponding public key as described above.
+