how to create a symmetric cipher

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Nov 14 22:39:45 CET 2006

On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 01:52:31PM -0600, Wei Wu [H] wrote:
> 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?

I'm a bit confused as to what you are asking, but if the question is
"how do I encrypt data using a symmetric cipher?", then the answer is
"gpg --symmetric (thefile)"


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