How to verify the file was successfully encrypted...
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Wed Jul 12 12:14:03 CEST 2006
Benny Helms wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to gpg encrypt a file, test that the encryption
> was good and that the file can be extracted, and then to delete the
> original file.
Forgive a silly question, but what's wrong with decrypting the file as a
way of verifying the encryption worked?
> At the very least, though, a way of testing that the file encryption was
> successful without having to sit at my desk at 3AM running 'gpg
> --decrypt filename' to test it would be very helpful.
If you're already sitting at your desk at 3AM doing encryptions, then
doing a decryption shouldn't be a terrible additional step.
If you've got a Perl script that's doing the encryptions, then have your
Perl script do the verification step, too.
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