GPG encrypting form data

Neil Williams linux at
Thu Feb 12 09:21:47 CET 2004

On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 09:01:50AM -0000, Dee Lowndes wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 10:47:37PM -0000, Dee Lowndes wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > Which language? Perl can do this via GnuPG::Interface, PHP can also do
> I am just trying to encode a string with a shell script first but I
> can't seem to find the right options to allow it, as it always seems to
> be expecting a file any ideas?

Via bash, you can just do:
echo "test text" | gpg -a -r 0x28bcb3e3 -e

That will output an ASCII armoured block to STDOUT - in this case, the
screen. You can pipe this to another command or to a file.

echo "test text" | gpg -a -r 0x28bcb3e3 -e | mail user
echo "test text" | gpg -a -r 0x28bcb3e3 -e > newfile
echo "test text" | gpg -a -r 0x28bcb3e3 -e >> appendedfile

Replace echo "" with the command/script that generates the output to be
encrypted. Anything the GnuPG can encrypt will do fine.


Neil Williams
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