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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