how to create a symmetric cipher

Wei Wu [H] wwu at
Tue Nov 14 20:52:31 CET 2006

Hi there,

I want to create a symmetric cipher such as AES to encrypt some data, and
think gpg (GnuPG Version may do this. But I found it gives only
three options, none is symmetric. I would appreciate if anyone can point me
to another or way to do it?


gpg --gen-key 
   (1) DSA and Elgamal (default)
   (2) DSA (sign only)
   (5) RSA (sign only)

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