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Re: [Full-Disclosure] Q: Linux Command Line Encryption
From: Bruno Wolff III (brunowolff.to)
Date: Sun Oct 24 2004 - 09:31:30 CDT
On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 17:48:26 +0000,
Ali Campbell <fdisclosurealicampbell.org.uk> wrote:
> I need a Linux utility which I can use to encrypt a single gzipped file
> via the command line. Obviously something open source would be
> preferable. I'm not really interested in setting up a whole suite of
> stuff with keyfiles and so on, and I don't need a public/private key
> setup, just something quick and dirty with a single secret key for
> encryption and decryption which is nevertheless reasonably strong.
If you are only automating encryption and not decryption and not signing
for integrity, you should probably reconsider using public keys since
that way you don't have to make a password available to your script.
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