Symmetric encryption from shell script/cron job?

Mon May 28 04:05:02 2001

> William M. Shubert:

> tar jcf - /files/needing/backup | \
> gpg -c --passphrase-from-file passphrase.txt | \
> ssh cat '>backup.tar.bz2.gpg'
> Looks pretty spiffy, doesn't it? Is there any way to get gnupg to work
> in a script like this? Or is there some other tool that would do the job
> better? I know about a few other tools that can do symmetric encryption,
...or, else use fifo's or pty's. fifo's will pose a ponderable security risk, as do pty, which are much more complicated. clemens