Secure text editor?

Ryan Malayter malayter at
Fri May 11 19:47:13 CEST 2007

On 5/11/07, Joseph Oreste Bruni <jbruni at> wrote:
> It is a requirement that the files themselves be encrypted
> individually or would it suffice to use an encrypted file system?

It seems you really want/need a *full-disk* encryption solution, so
that any temporary files and system pagefiles are also encrypted. We
use the commercial PGP solution for that, but there are other options
for Windows. The solutions are very OS-specific, though; on Linux
there are quite a few free choices of varying complexity and quality.

Truecrypt is somewhat cross-platform, and makes good encrypted file
containers, but it won't encrypt the pagefile, or your system's
security databases/password files (Linux or Windows).

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