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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
I've put together a short writeup on what kind of newness you can expect from the next iteration of clfu. Check it out here.
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I'm Jon, I'll be maintaining and improving clfu. Thanks to David for building such a great resource!

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decrypt file.txt.gpg using my private key

Terminal - decrypt file.txt.gpg using my private key
gpg -d file.txt.gpg -o file.txt
2011-09-17 05:04:59
User: kev
Functions: gpg
decrypt file.txt.gpg using my private key


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What others think

Try to be more creative. This site is about the individual console wisdom.

I suppose we all have ''man'' if we want to read how to use a command properly.

In this case, ''man gpg'' will cover all of your recently posted commands.

Good luck next time.

Comment by RanyAlbeg 283 weeks and 1 day ago


Do you spend a lot of time reading every manpage?

I just want to let people know there is a helpful command called `gpg`!

If people found `gpg` is really helpful, then they will read `manpage`!

Comment by kev 283 weeks ago

I say, if someone wants to use encryption he will look for the right tool to do so. You know, something like Google "encryption CLI tool linux"

You are trying to contribute, and it is a good thing but I'm not sure if this is the right place for your kind of commands.

Maybe try to use gpg in a more complex way to achieve time saving or accomplish a common task that we all need to deal with in our everyday terminal usage.

Post one-liners that are useful and based on your terminal experience.

To me, this site is more about tricks and interesting ways to solve certain problems in a clever way. You just gave us some usage examples of gpg.

Thank you and good luck next time :)

Comment by RanyAlbeg 283 weeks ago

Your point of view

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