File encryption and decryption made easy with GPG

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File encryption and decryption made easy with GPG

GPG is a popular Linux encrypting tool. Find out how to use its power to keep private files private.
khess
Tue, 6/1/2021 at 1:30pm

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The GNU Privacy Guard (GPG or gpg) tool is a native/baseos security tool for encrypting files. According to the gpg man page:

gpg is the OpenPGP (Pretty Good Privacy) part of the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG). It is a tool to provide digital encryption and signing services using the OpenPGP standard. gpg features complete key management and all the bells and whistles you would expect from a full OpenPGP implementation.

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