I wanted an easy way to encrypt and decrypt files in OS X from the command line, so I added the following to my .profile file in my home directory:
Now I can quickly encrypt a file using ‘enc’:
And decrypt it just as easily with ‘dec’:
A couple of things to note. The encrypted file is saved using a _enc suffix, but when decrypting, it assumes you type the original filename, not the _enc version. I don’t mind this, but it could be altered to be a little smarter in this regard. Also, when encrypting it deletes the original file for you, and when decrypting it deletes the encrypted version. I prefer this automatic ‘cleanup’.
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