[pass] symmetric key encryption
milki at rescomp.berkeley.edu
Tue Oct 16 01:57:29 CEST 2012
On 20:17 Mon 15 Oct , ROGERIO DE CARVALHO BASTOS wrote:
> Quoting milki <milki at rescomp.berkeley.edu>:
> > On 17:01 Mon 15 Oct , ROGERIO DE CARVALHO BASTOS wrote:
> >> Hi guys,
> >> Can I use symmetric key encryption with 'pass' ?
> >> I think this improve mobilite because I can store my passwords in a
> >> flash and use another machines.
> > pass uses gpg, which does handle symmetric keys.
> Can you exemplify?
$ man gpg
-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. This option may be combined with --sign
(for a signed and symmetrically encrypted message), --encrypt
(for a message that may be decrypted via a secret key or a
passphrase), or --sign and --encrypt together (for a signed mes
sage that may be decrypted via a secret key or a passphrase).
I don't quite understand why you can't do this yourself.
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