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Manual Reference Pages  -  GPG-ZIP (1)

NAME

gpg-zip - Encrypt or sign files into an archive

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Examples
Diagnostics
See Also

SYNOPSIS

gpg-zip [options] filename1 [ filename2, ... ] directory1 [ directory2, ... ]

DESCRIPTION

gpg-zip encrypts or signs files into an archive. It is an gpg-ized tar using the same format as used by PGP’s PGP Zip.

OPTIONS

gpg-zip understands these options:

--encrypt
-e
  Encrypt data. This option may be combined with --symmetric (for output that may be decrypted via a secret key or a passphrase).

--decrypt
-d
  Decrypt data.

--symmetric
-c
  Encrypt with a symmetric cipher using a passphrase. The default symmetric cipher used is CAST5, but may be chosen with the --cipher-algo option to gpg.

--sign
-s
  Make a signature. See gpg.

--recipient user
-r user
  Encrypt for user id user. See gpg.

--local-user user
-u user
  Use user as the key to sign with. See gpg.

--list-archive
  List the contents of the specified archive.

--output file
-o file
  Write output to specified file file.

--gpg gpgcmd
  Use the specified command gpgcmd instead of gpg.

--gpg-args args
  Pass the specified options to gpg.

--tar tarcmd
  Use the specified command tarcmd instead of tar.

--tar-args args
  Pass the specified options to tar.

--version
  Print version of the program and exit.

--help
  Display a brief help page and exit.

EXAMPLES

Encrypt the contents of directory \(oqmydocs\(cq for user Bob to file \(oqtest1\(cq:

gpg-zip --encrypt --output test1 --gpg-args  -r Bob mydocs

List the contents of archive \(oqtest1\(cq:

gpg-zip --list-archive test1

DIAGNOSTICS

The program returns 0 if everything was fine, 1 otherwise.

SEE ALSO

gpg(1), tar(1),

The full documentation for this tool is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If GnuPG and the info program are properly installed at your site, the command

info gnupg

should give you access to the complete manual including a menu structure and an index.

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