encrypt data, not file, in one line?

slashlars slashlars at ecentricarts.com
Mon Jun 13 16:53:28 CEST 2005

Thanks, Joe -- that does the trick, so long as SOME DATA HERE contains no line breaks. 

The results of some v quick tests: If the data contains characters the W32 shell would interpret (e.g. < ) then it seems the plaintext must be in double-quotes; unfortunately, the quotes become part of the plaintext and appear when ciphertext is decrypted.

It seems like there should be a way to allow for multi-line input or escaping special characters without quoting the entire input; if I come up with something (trial & error!) I'll post to list. (Not to bash MS but I find the command shell pretty anemic and the interface inconsistent... well, I don't have to like it, just use it at work.)

re: C.D.Rok's post and Jean-David Beyer's first in thread: yes, it's my understanding that attacks which capture the OS's scratch files or in-memory variables might recover plaintext. At my (modest) level of expertise, not much I can do about that!
	The scenario I'm trying to avoid is e.g. bad person eavesdrops on my web app server's temp directory, and captures a plaintext file in the interval between when I write it and when I delete it after producing ciphertext. Another scenario: my web app server throws an error after writing & before deletion, leaving the plaintext on disk.

Thanks to all for responses.

 -- Lars

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at gnupg.org]On Behalf Of Joe Smith
> Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 2:18 PM
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> Subject: Re: encrypt data, not file, in one line?
> What about:
> "
> echo SOME DATA HERE|gpg ...
> "
> This is not valid using just the standard execution methods under windows 
> IIRC, but if you are using the cmd.exe shell it should work.
> 'echo' is a shell builtin. 

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