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Add Password Protection to a file your editing in vim.

Terminal - Add Password Protection to a file your editing in vim.
vim -x <FILENAME>
2009-05-05 23:24:17
User: denzuko
Functions: vim
Add Password Protection to a file your editing in vim.

While I love gpg and truecrypt there's some times when you just want to edit a file and not worry about keys or having to deal needing extra software on hand. Thus, you can use vim's encrypted file format.

For more info on vim's encrypted files visit: http://www.vim.org/htmldoc/editing.html#encryption


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Shouldn't that be 'vim -x '? 'vim -e' puts you into ex mode...

Comment by mayersj1 396 weeks and 2 days ago

from http://www.vim.org/htmldoc/editing.html#encryption

'The normal way to work with encryption, is to use the ":X" command, which will ask you to enter a key.'

Interesting and thanks, good to learn something. vote++;

Comment by mpb 396 weeks and 2 days ago

@mayersjl thanks, I'll fix that up for everyone

@mpb Glad I could help.

Comment by denzuko 396 weeks and 2 days ago

Note that the encryption vim uses is really weak, so it is not really an alternative to gpg and the likes (this is also noted in the documentation linked). That said, it is useful for quick and dirty obfuscation :)

Comment by spatz 396 weeks and 2 days ago

Online docs moved, now located at http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/editing.html#encryption

As noted in those docs, vim 7.3+ supports the blowfish cypher, which will give you stronger encryption (and makes the file unusable to older versions of vim). You can launch this directly from the command line with:

vim -x +"set cm=blowfish" <FILENAME>
Comment by khopesh 242 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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