displaying decrypted plaintext on screen instead of output to file

vedaal at nym.hush.com vedaal at nym.hush.com
Thu Sep 8 23:26:51 CEST 2011

On Thu, 08 Sep 2011 17:02:07 -0400 Jean-David Beyer 
<jeandavid8 at verizon.net> wrote:
>vedaal at nym.hush.com wrote:
>> On Thu, 08 Sep 2011 16:33:38 -0400 Daniel Kahn Gillmor 
>> <dkg at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
>>> Alternately, you could feed your data directly on stdin from 
>>> command
>>> line with a pipe, like this:
>>> printf "just a test" | gpg --encrypt --armor -r $recipient
>> Thanks!
>> worked perfectly.
>Why send it to me encrypted, when I you did not use my public key 
>encrypt it? Alternatively, you need to send me your private key. 
>would be an idiot to send anyone your private key.


It was just to see if gnupg could encrypt the plaintext as input on 
the screen, and showing that DGK' suggestion worked, so I encrypted 
it to a testkey.

The same principle works very easily with:

$ printf "just a test" | gpg -c -a -o filesave.asc


$ printf "just a test" | gpg -a -r yourkey -o filesave.asc

which is something I would not have known before DGK's suggestion.


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