Encryting both file contents and file name with GnuPG

Ricky Zhou ricky at rzhou.org
Sun Jan 2 20:33:27 CET 2011

On 2011-01-02 03:14:06 PM, Neil Phillips wrote:
> i was hoping to do the following;
> locate a source file.
> place the name of the source file in a log.
> encrypt the source file name and contents
> add to the log the name of the encrypted file.
> that way i have a list which tells me what the real name of the file is.
> i can use the log to pick which file i want to decrypt.
How about just tar up the file, then encrypt that, outputting a randomly
named file?  The tarfile will preserve the original filename when it is

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