1. NAME

gpg-zip - encrypt or sign files into an archive

2. SYNOPSIS

gpg-zip [ OPTIONS ] filename1 " [" "filename2, ..." ] directory1 " [" "directory2, ..." ]

3. DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the

gpg-zip command.

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

4. OPTIONS

R -e

    Encrypt data. This option may be combined with

--symmetric (for output that may be decrypted via a secret key or a passphrase).

R -d

    Decrypt data.

R -c

    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

R gpg (1).

R -s

    Make a signature. See

R gpg (1).

R -r

    Encrypt for user id USER. See

R gpg (1).

R -u

    Use USER as the key to sign with. See

R gpg (1).

--list-archive

    List the contents of the specified archive.

R -o

    Write output to specified file FILE .

  • --gpg GPG
        Use the specified command instead of

R gpg .

  • --gpg-args ARGS
        Pass the specified options to

R gpg (1).

  • --tar TAR
        Use the specified command instead of

R tar .

  • --tar-args ARGS
        Pass the specified options to

R tar (1).

R -h

    Output a short usage information.

--version

    Output the program version.

5. DIAGNOSTICS

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

6. EXAMPLES

Encrypt the contents of directory mydocs for user Bob to file test1:

gpg-zip --encrypt --output test1 --gpg-args

List the contents of archive test1:

gpg-zip --list-archive test1

7. SEE ALSO

R gpg (1),

R tar (1)

8. AUTHOR

Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc. Please report bugs to < >. This manpage was written by Colin Tuckley < > and Daniel Leidert < > for the Debian distribution (but may be used by others).