gpg-zip - encrypt or sign files into an archive


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


   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.


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

   -d, --decrypt
          Decrypt data.

   -c, --symmetric
          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(1).

   -s, --sign
          Make a signature. See gpg(1).

   -r, --recipient USER
          Encrypt for user id USER. See gpg(1).

   -u, --local-user USER
          Use USER as the key to sign with. See gpg(1).

          List the contents of the specified archive.

   -o, --output FILE"
          Write output to specified file FILE.

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

   --gpg-args ARGS
          Pass the specified options to gpg(1).

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

   --tar-args ARGS
          Pass the specified options to tar(1).

   -h, --help
          Output a short usage information.

          Output the program version.


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


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

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

   List the contents of archive test1:

          gpg-zip --list-archive test1


   gpg(1), tar(1)


   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).

                             November 2006                      GPG-ZIP(1)

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