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       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   <bug->.

       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)