add 'encipher' alias

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Dec 15 13:58:05 CET 2023


Thanks for the work you put into this.  However, I don't think that
alias names for existing feature are a good idea.  The problem is that
those aliases need to be maintained forever.  They don't add a new
feature just a new name.

It is debatable whether --encrypt or --encipher is the better term.  And
which covers public key crypto and which symmetric crypto (-c)?  In any
case you may simply use -e and avoid talking about the names ;-)



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