use key, not passphrase, in symmetric encryption

David Tomaschik david at
Mon Oct 17 15:49:56 CEST 2011

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 7:51 AM, sweepslate <sweepslate at> wrote:
> The end goal is to encrypt a volume of around 100GB of personal files that
> I'll be carrying arround with me in a portable drive.

I like GnuPG as much as the next guy around here, but is there a
reason you want to use GPG instead of a tool designed for disk
encryption?  TrueCrypt is cross-platform and works well... if you're
Windows-only, there's BitLocker, and for Linux there's LUKS/dm-crypt
and eCryptFS.

David Tomaschik, RHCE, LPIC-1
System Administrator/Open Source Advocate
OpenPGP: 0x5DEA789B
david at

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