It decripts all pgp files in a selection folder and move the output into a file.

for x in *.pgp do `cat /file_with_the_passphrase.dat|(gpg --batch --no-tty --yes --passphrase-fd=0 --decrypt `basename $x`; ) > 'dump_content.dat'` done;

By: insan3
2009-02-15 03:09:28

What Others Think

This looks pretty broken. First off, go read about useless use of cat: Here's a version that should actually work: for x in *.pgp ; do gpg --batch --no-tty --yes --passphrase-fd=0 --decrypt ${x} < file_with_passphrase > ${x%%pgp}txt ; done Also, it concerns me a bit that you're storing a passphrase in a file on your filesystem. Hopefully you use shred or srm or similar when you're done (dd with /dev/urandom or /dev/zero works, too), otherwise there isn't much point in using gpg.
hso · 649 weeks and 6 days ago
I appreciate your comments.
insan3 · 649 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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