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Re: Editing and storing encrypted files

On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 10:22:44PM +0200, Wouter Hanegraaff wrote: 

> Hi,
> I have some files that I would like to store encrypted. Of course I can
> just type them in, encrypt them using gpg and delete the original, but
> that seems to be a bit of a kludge. It would mean the file is at some
> time readable unencrypted (after saving in the editor), and forgetting
> to turn off the backup file option in the editor when changing the file.

I solved this problem with a little script:

gpg .dev.gpg > /dev/null
emacs .dev
rm .dev.gpg
gpg -r "Philipp Schulte" -e .dev
rm .dev
rm .dev~

.dev is my encrypted file.

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