[aescrypt] AES Crypt for Linux - Key File Support

Paul E. Jones paulej at packetizer.com
Sun Dec 9 21:12:31 EST 2012


Folks,

 

AES Crypt for Linux now supports use of "key files". Basically, these are
files that hold your password and can be used like this:

 

tar -cvf - /home | aescrypt -e -k secret.key - >backup_files.tar.aes

 

To create a key file, just open Windows' notepad and create a one-line text
file with your password inside and save it as "Unicode" or use the new
utility provided as part of the aescrypt package:

 

aescrypt_keygen -p apples secret.key

 

This was a much-requested feature and one that I personally needed. So, here
it is!

 

Paul

 

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