file encryption and integrity check

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Feb 20 21:41:01 CET 2006

On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 05:46:29PM +0100, Francesco Turco wrote:
> hello,
> i am very new with gnupg and cryptography in general.
> i'd like to know if gnupg is a good choice for encrypting files with a 
> password and if it is possible to check if an encrypted file is 
> corrupted or not (integrity check). my goal is to burn some files on cds 
> and protect them both from other people and from physical corruption of 
> the media.

You want passphrase encryption (not public key) and integrity

  gpg --force-mdc --symmetric (thefile)


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