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Encrypting a file signed by my secret key
Encrypting a file with your secret key means that you are the only person who can decrypt that file.
To encrypt type: pgp -se textfile -u your_userid
EXAMPLE: % pgp -se money -u jdoe ---> Will produce file 'money.pgp'
When decrypting the above file, PGP will look for a match in signatures from the encrypted file and your public key. To decrypt type: pgp ciphertextfile. Ciphertextfile is the name of the file that is encrypted.
EXAMPLE: % pgp money.pgp ---> Will reproduce old file 'money'
Resources used for this FAQ:
Garfinkel, Simson. Encryption for Everyone: PGP Pretty Good Privacy. O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. 1995. ISBN 1-56592-098-8.
Last modified: 2015/04/21 10:43:5.525141 GMT-4 by
Created: 2007/10/24 13:45:57.896000 GMT-4 by brian.r.brinegar.1.
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