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Simple symmetric GPG file encryption and decryption

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crypto provides a simple interface to symmetric Gnu Privacy Guard (gpg) encryption and decryption for one or more files on Unix and Linux platforms. It runs on top of gpg and requires a gpg install on your system. Encryption is performed with the AES256 cipher algorithm.

Tested in cPython 2.7.x, 3.4.x, and pypy 2.4.x (Python version 2.7.8)


Install with pip using the command:

$ pip install crypto

or download the source repository, unpack it, and navigate to the top level of the repository. Then enter:

$ python install


You can upgrade your crypto version with the command:

$ pip install --upgrade crypto


Encryption (crypto)

$ crypto <options> [file path] <file path 2...>
$ crypto <options> [directory path] <directory path 2...>

Decryption (decrypto)

$ decrypto <options> [file path] <file path 2...>
$ decrypto <options> [directory path] <directory path 2...>

You can find all available options in the documentation or by using one of the following commands:

$ crypto --help
$ decrypto --help

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