gpg: Go ahead and type your message

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Sun Sep 22 19:41:23 CEST 2013

On 9/22/2013 10:57 AM, Len Cooley wrote:
> I'm sure this has been a topic of inquiry many times, but I can't seem
> to find useful information about it.

The normal way to use GnuPG is to first compose your document (using
whatever application you wish -- a word processor, a text editor,
whatever) and save it as you normally would.  Then, at the command line,
you would type something like:

gpg --local-user [keyID] --recipient [keyID] --sign --encrypt [filename]

This would tell GnuPG to encrypt the file for a specified person (given
by the --recipient flag), and to sign the file using a specified
certificate (given by the --local-user flag).

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