A safe text editor

Paul Richard Ramer free10pro at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 11:16:05 CEST 2012

On 09/05/2012 12:39 AM, antispam06 at sent.at wrote:
> Could you recommend a safe text editor, in the sense it does protect
> the edited contents in memory, but, most important, on the disk (temp
> files and such). Having functions to interact with gnupg would be even
> better.
> The point is to edit a text and have it all encrypted on disk. I'd like
> one that goes for .asc instead of .txt.

I don't know of a text editor that meets this criteria (granted I
haven't done any research), but as for protecting the temporary files,
you may want to use disk encryption instead.  By using disk encryption,
you can ensure that the temporary files are encrypted while you are
editing regardless of which editor you use.  But as for a text editor
that uses protected memory, I don't have a recommendation for you.


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