encrypt or sign files into an archive


Encrypt a directory into archive.gpg using a passphrase

$ gpg-zip --symmetric --output [archive.gpg] [path/to/directory]

Decrypt archive.gpg into a directory of the same name
$ gpg-zip --decrypt [path/to/archive.gpg]

List the contents of the encrypted archive.gpg
$ gpg-zip --list-archive [path/to/archive.gpg]


gpg-zip [OPTIONS] filename1 [filename2, ...] directory1 [directory2, ...]


This manual page documents briefly the gpg-zip command. gpg-zip IS DEPRECATED. PLEASE USE gpgtar(1) instead. gpg-zip encrypts or signs files into an archive. It is an gpg-ized tar using the same format as PGP's PGP Zip.


-e, --encrypt Encrypt data. This option may be combined with --symmetric (for output that may be decrypted via a secret key or a passphrase). -d, --decrypt Decrypt data. -c, --symmetric Encrypt with a symmetric cipher using a passphrase. The default symmetric cipher used is CAST5, but may be chosen with the --ci‐ pher-algo option to gpg(1). -s, --sign Make a signature. See gpg(1). -r, --recipient USER Encrypt for user id USER. See gpg(1). -u, --local-user USER Use USER as the key to sign with. See gpg(1). --list-archive List the contents of the specified archive. -o, --output FILE" Write output to specified file FILE. --gpg GPG Use the specified command instead of gpg. --gpg-args ARGS Pass the specified options to gpg(1). --tar TAR Use the specified command instead of tar. --tar-args ARGS Pass the specified options to tar(1). -h, --help Output a short usage information. --version Output the program version.


The program returns 0 if everything was fine, 1 otherwise.


Encrypt the contents of directory mydocs for user Bob to file test1: gpg-zip --encrypt --output test1 --gpg-args -r Bob"" mydocs List the contents of archive test1: gpg-zip --list-archive test1


gpg(1), gpgtar(1), tar(1)


Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc. Please report bugs to . This manpage was written by Colin Tuckley and Daniel Leidert for the Debian distribution (but may be used by others). November 2006 GPG-ZIP(1)

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