A safe text editor

notizblock nblock at archlinux.us
Thu Sep 6 09:23:24 CEST 2012

>> You could use vim with the gnupg.vim [1] plugin.
> Is it me or does that plugin default to using temporary files, pretty much
> defeating the whole purpose? Makes me wonder how well thought out this script is.
Yes it does (default). But you can configure it to use pipes instead:

If set to 1, use pipes instead of temporary files when interacting with
gnupg.  When set to 1, this can cause terminal-based gpg agents to not
display correctly when prompting for passwords.  Defaults to 0.

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