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encrypting a tar file

Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

encrypting a tar file

Hi there --

I need to encrypt tar files on several of our systems, and I need to know what the command syntax is to accomplish it in each case.

The systems in question respectively have HP-UX 11.00, 11.11, and Linux, and each has openssl available for encryption.

Thanks.
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: encrypting a tar file

Shalom,

I use openssl for encrypted data communications.

To encrypt a file I go to http://software.hp.com search for Internet express and use PGP.

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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: encrypting a tar file

> I need to encrypt tar files [...]

Why? (It matters.)

> [...] I need to know what the command
> syntax is to accomplish it in each case.

This may depend on what, exactly, "it" is,
believe it or not, and what, exactly, "each
case" might be.

If all you want to know is how to run
"openssl", then a Google search for keywords
like:
openssl encryption
should find an existing document or two (or
million).


> To encrypt a file I go to
> http://software.hp.com search for Internet
> express and use PGP.

You actually found something appropriate that
way?

GnuPG is probably more popular these days
than PGP.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: encrypting a tar file