gpg decrypt a file

gpg --output foo.txt --decrypt foo.txt.pgp
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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By: mariusz
2009-02-16 19:56:19
gpg

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
bturner · 473 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 ;)
assarbad · 355 weeks and 5 days ago

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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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