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UGU: Unix Guru Universe - Unix Tip #4550- August 26, 2013 - Home : Help : Today's Tip
Unix Tip #4550- August 26, 2013

CRYPT AN ASCII FILE


An ascii file can be easily encrypted and
decrypted.

To encrypt simply pipe the STDOUT of
the file to "crypt" and redirect it to
a new file name. Enter a passowrd when
prompted with "Enter key".

$ cat foo | crypt > foo.e
Enter key:

To unencrypt simply pipe the STDOUT of
the encrypted file to "crpyt" and
redirect it to a new file name. Enter
a passowrd when prompted with
"Enter key".

$ cat foo.e | crypt > foo.new
Enter key:


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