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January 5, 2008

Encrypting a file in linux

Filed under: Linux Tips & Tricks — Kunal Jain @ 07:36

By using gpg command we can encrypt a file in linux/unix

# gpg -c <FileName>

Enter passphrase:<Your-Password>

Repeat passphrase:<Your-Password>

This will create a file name FileName.gpg

To Dycrypt the file

# gpg FileName.gpg

gpg: CAST5 encrypted data

Enter passphrase:<Your-Password>
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