add 'encipher' alias

Michał Górny mgorny at
Sat Dec 9 06:37:06 CET 2023

On Sat, 2023-12-09 at 00:13 +0000, Daniel Cerqueira via Gnupg-devel
> It is a valid point of view, that when we 'encrypt'
> stuff, we are actually 'ciphering' stuff, we are not putting stuff in
> a crypt, but we are leaving them at plain sight (but with the content
> passed through a cipher).

"encrypt" actually doesn't stem from "a crypt" but 'from Ancient Greek
κρυπτός (kruptós, literally “hidden, concealed, private, secret”).'

Furthermore, you are not "leaving them in plain sight", the actual data
is no longer in plain sight when it's encrypted.

Best regards,
Michał Górny

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