Cryptography commands

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Cryptography commands are tools one can use to safeguard data through encryption and to decrypt them in turn.

Encryption tools

  • gpg - Encrypts data using GNU Privacy Guard.
  • mcrypt - Encrypts the specified file.
  • mimencode - Encodes the specified binary file to on eof the ASCII encoding formats.
  • mpack - Pack a file in MIME format.
  • uuencode - Encodes the specified binary file so that it can be transferred over a medium which does not support non-ASCII characters.

Decryption tools

  • gpg - Decrypts data using GNU Privacy Guard.
  • mdecrypt - Decrypts any file with the .enc suffix, that was encrypted by mcrypt.
  • munpack - unpack messages in MIME or split-uuencode format.
  • uudecode - Decodes the uuencode coded file.
  • uudeview - a powerful decoder for binary files.

See also