[SATLUG] file encryption

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 10:51:03 CDT 2010


Borries Demeler wrote:
>> Borries Demeler wrote:
>>> How do I password encrypt/decrypt a single ascii file using Linux
>>> command line?
>> gpg --encrypt filename
>> gpg --decrypt filename
> 
> OK, thanks Bruce, that seems to be what I was looking for, but I need
> a bit more help than that. There is a huge documentation and it would
> take me forever to wade through this, I just need something quick here.
> Take a file, encrypt it with a password so it becomes unreadable until
> it is decrypted with the same password. When I do what you suggest I get:
> 
> You did not specify a user ID. (you may use "-r")

Sorry, gpg normally uses public/private keys.  See if this helps:

http://advosys.ca/viewpoints/2006/07/pgp-symmetric-encryption/

   -- Bruce


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