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gpg decrypt a file

Terminal - gpg decrypt a file
gpg --output foo.txt --decrypt foo.txt.pgp
2009-02-16 19:56:19
User: mariusz
Functions: gpg
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gpg decrypt a file

gpg command to decrypt a previously encrypted file on the command line.

Can be optionally made into an alias:

alias decrypt='gpg --output foo.txt --decrypt foo.txt.pgp'

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What others think

You can add

--passphrase bar

to complete the process in one pass without further intervention (and even do the decrypt through a batch file)

YOU SHOULD NOT SAVE THE PASSWORD IN THE BATCH FILE (due to security concerns)

BUT you can create a command line and submit it through another program by storing the passphrase separately

Comment by bturner 301 weeks and 3 days ago

Besides, you can also store the password in a file and tell gpg to use a particular file descriptor to read it from. Then

shred-u password-file

when done.

Also, consider the short forms of the command line switches above ;)

Comment by assarbad 183 weeks and 5 days ago

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