en/decrypts files in a specific directory

for a in path/* ; do ccenrypt -K <password> $a; done
To decrypt the files replace "ccenrypt" with "ccdecrypt. ccrypt(1) must be installed. It uses the AES (Rijndael) block cipher. To make it handier create an alias.

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By: P17
2009-05-08 18:33:23

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You should NEVER put sensitive information in command line or environment variable. Any user on your system can see your password just by using various options to 'ps' - If you need to encrypt non-interactively, place the password into a file (with secure permissions) and read it in.
rhythmx · 475 weeks and 2 days ago
@rhythmx You`re right. I just wanted to show one way to do this. ccrypt(1) knows the option -k (little k instead big K) to read from a file.
P17 · 475 weeks and 2 days ago

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