File encryption: bdes or gpg

Simon Bates simon.bates at
Wed May 26 11:02:25 PDT 2004

Bill Moran wrote:
> Another option that you didn't even bring up:

Right now I am running 4.9 but upgrading to 5 is definitely a 
possibility. Thanks a lot for the pointer.

Best wishes,

> If you're not using 5.x, then this isn't available to you yet.  But I 
> thought
> I'd bring it up in case you weren't aware of it.
> Simon Bates wrote:
>> I am hoping someone can give me advice on file encryption. I would 
>> like to encrypt a file and store it on my filesystem. I would like to 
>> encrypt the file so that my data is not readable by someone who gains 
>> root access or physical access to my computer. I do not intend to 
>> share the data with anyone else so a public/private key system is 
>> optional.

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