Encrypt /decrypta file with ssh keys.

Alex Bligh alex at alex.org.uk
Sat Aug 6 01:50:58 AEST 2016

> On 5 Aug 2016, at 16:30, Colin Leavett-Brown <crlb at uvic.ca> wrote:
> Hello,  I needed to share some secret info with one or two specific individuals and wrote a short wrapper script to encrypt/decrypt files using ssh keys (everyone has at least one pair). In searching, I found others wanting this functionality and borrowed heavily from this doc "http://www.czeskis.com/random/openssl-encrypt-file.html" in writing the script. I am willing to share the code if anyone is interested.

I was asking for this functionality only yesterday. My particular use was to encrypt a file with someone else's public key, to send to them so they could decrypt with their private key.

If ssh (or some accompanying binary) could do this out the box, it would be great.

Alex Bligh

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