gpg-zip - Encrypt or sign files into an archive


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


gpg-zip encrypts or signs files into an archive. It is an gpg-ized tar using the same format as used by PGP’s PGP Zip.


gpg-zip understands these options:

 Encrypt data. This option may be combined with --symmetric (for output that may be decrypted via a secret key or a passphrase).

 Decrypt data.

 Encrypt with a symmetric cipher using a passphrase. The default symmetric cipher used is CAST5, but may be chosen with the --cipher-algo option to gpg.

 Make a signature. See gpg.

--recipient user
-r user
 Encrypt for user id user. See gpg.

--local-user user
-u user
 Use user as the key to sign with. See gpg.

 List the contents of the specified archive.

--output file
-o file
 Write output to specified file file.

--gpg gpgcmd
 Use the specified command gpgcmd instead of gpg.

--gpg-args args
 Pass the specified options to gpg.

--tar tarcmd
 Use the specified command tarcmd instead of tar.

--tar-args args
 Pass the specified options to tar.

 Print version of the program and exit.

 Display a brief help page and exit.


Encrypt the contents of directory \(oqmydocs\(cq for user Bob to file \(oqtest1\(cq:

gpg-zip --encrypt --output test1 --gpg-args -r Bob mydocs

List the contents of archive \(oqtest1\(cq:

gpg-zip --list-archive test1


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


gpg(1), tar(1),

The full documentation for this tool is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If GnuPG and the info program are properly installed at your site, the command

info gnupg

should give you access to the complete manual including a menu structure and an index.

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