Security

Screenshots: Five easy-to-use tools to handle encryption on Linux

GnuPG

The command to encrypt a file is:

gpg -c filename

where filename is the name of the file to encrypt. The encryption will attach a .gpg extension to the file.

To decrypt a file, the command is

gpg filename.gpg

This is the easiest, fastest way to encrypt files (even though you do have to touch the command line).

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