Decrypt multiple Encrypted files within a folder

Vlad "SATtva" Miller sattva at
Thu Oct 30 08:54:06 CET 2008

Duwaine Robinson (29.10.2008 19:11):
> Hi All,
> I would like to be able to create a batch file or a script that allows
> me to decrypt multiple encrypted files within a given folder. Has anyone
> done this before? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

On Linux that's easy.

To encrypt:
$ find <your_path> -type f -execdir gpg -r <keyID> -e {} \;

To decrypt:
$ find <your_path> -type f -iname '*.gpg' -execdir gpg {} \;
(Please note, that you'll be prompted for the passphrase for every file,
unless you use gpg-agent with passphrase caching or provide passphrase
on the command line.)

> Thank you
> -Duwaine Robinson

SATtva | security & privacy consulting |

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