Easy File Encryption Decryption with CCrypt

CCrypt is in most Linux repos. I use it on Crunchbang Statler (Debian Squeeze) to encrypt and decrypt files quickly with nothing more than two commands and a password.

Firstly install Ccrypt:
sudo apt-get install ccrypt

Now create a test file and add some basic text:(I put encrypt decrypt)
nano encrypt-test.text

Now encrypt the file (it’ll ask for a password twice):
ccrypt encrypt-test.txt

Now open it and it is unreadable:
nano encrypt-test.txt

To decrypt: use the “-d” switch
ccrypt -d encrypt-test.txt

More information:
http://ccrypt.sourceforge.net/

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