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Re: Q: Linux Command Line Encryption
From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno () wolff to>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 09:31:30 -0500

On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 17:48:26 +0000,
  Ali Campbell <fdisclosure () alicampbell 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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