Unix Tip #4550- August 26, 2013


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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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