How to prevent emacs from unencrypting my files

John Helly hellyj at
Wed Feb 24 05:27:51 CET 2016


I've just discovered that emacs can unencrypt my *.gpg files without
prompting for a password. IMHO this largely negates the purpose of
encrypting files in case I lose my laptop.

What's the logic behind this? I know it's for convenience but can I
encrypt my files such they cannot be opened without a passphrase?


John Helly, University of California, San Diego / San Diego Supercomputer Center / Scripps Institution of Oceanography / 760 840 8660 mobile / stonesteps (Skype) / stonesteps7 (iChat) /

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