Help with encrypting using my PGP Public key
webmaster at felipe1982.com
Sat Apr 25 02:54:27 CEST 2009
On Sat, 25 Apr 2009 04:28:58 bkumfer wrote:
> Thank you again. Is there a difference between encrypting a file vs.
> encrypting an email?
Not really. It just bits n bytes. Anything gpg takes in as input (files,
plaintext, whatever) it just happily signs and/or encrypts. If you are
emailing the output directly (copy paste) you should "--armor" the output,
to prevent mailers destroying your "text." OTOH, you could just 'attach'
the file (binary, ascii armored, or otherwise) as a regular email
attachment and send it that way. As others have said, encrypting mail has
been made trivially easy with tools such as Kmail and Enigmail. When you
desire to encrypt a file (say a JPEG, or PDF), you may probably need to
throw in some commands on a command-line interface.
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