car man page

car — crytographic archiver.

Synopsis

car [options] [paths...]
car --decode [.carfile]

Description

Creates and decodes portable cross-platform crytographic archives.  An archive can be a collection of files, or an in-stream message that is piped.  Output can be to a binary .car file, or ascified text.  A symetric cipher is used, and the passhrase is hashed to form a key.

Options

--cipher=name

Specify symetric cipher.  By default 256 bit aes is used.

--decrypt

Specify decryption operation on an existing car stream or file.  If no file is specified, stdin is used.

--digest=name

Specify name of digest algorithm.  By default sha will be used.

--follow

Dereference and follow symlinks.  Otherwise they are ignored.

--output=filename

Specify output file for a new archive.  By default stdout is used.

--overwrite

Always overwrite existing files without prompting.

--quiet

Non-interactive and no status output.

--recursive

If argument is a directory, recursively scan directory and any subdirectory contents as arguments.

--help

Outputs help screen for the user.

Author

car was written by David Sugar <dyfet@gnutelephony.org>.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to bug-commoncpp@gnu.org or bugs@gnutelephony.org.

Info

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