decrypting input, not a file...
James H. Cloos Jr.
21 May 2000 17:10:20 -0500
>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Evad <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Paul> but, if you are dealing with cycling through a database of
Paul> encrypted bits of information, needing to decrypt on the
Paul> fly.. short of writing everything to files (performance issue?)
Paul> is there a better way?
Yes, but it requires an extension to php.
Unlike, eg perl or python or etc, php cannot yet run a subcommand with
multiple pipes between parent and child. Were it able to, the
solution is to do what the gui frontend(s?) to gpg do: a pipe for the
plaintext, one for the cyphertext, one for the passphrase (as
required), for for statii and one for stderr.
A proposed syntax would be to extend php's popen() to take either an
array of direction strings, or a multi-char string of directions to
signify more than one pipe. It would then return an array of FDs,
one for each pipe.
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