Piping tar into gpg

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu Feb 21 11:29:19 CET 2013

On Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:50, f_philipp at fastmail.net said:

> Better approach (in bash, at least):
> tar --create --null --files-from=<(find ... -print0) | gpg ...

As usual --files-from (or -T) takes input from stdin if you use "-" as
file name.  Thus there is no need for strange Bash options.  -print0 is
no standard but anyway highly useful, BSD tars seem not to have -T but
you may use gpgtar which features -T and --null.



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