gpg-zip man page

gpg-zip — Encrypt or sign files into an archive


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


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


gpg-zip understands these options:

Encrypt data. This option may be combined with --symmetric (for output that may be decrypted via a secret key or a passphrase).
Decrypt data.
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.
Make a signature. See gpg.
--recipient user
-r user
Encrypt for user id user. See gpg.
--local-user user
-u user
Use user as the key to sign with. See gpg.
List the contents of the specified archive.
--output file
-o file
Write output to specified file file.
--gpg gpgcmd
Use the specified command gpgcmd instead of gpg.
--gpg-args args
Pass the specified options to gpg.
--tar tarcmd
Use the specified command tarcmd instead of tar.
--tar-args args
Pass the specified options to tar.
Print version of the program and exit.
Display a brief help page and exit.


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


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

See Also

gpg(1), tar(1),

The full documentation for this tool is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If GnuPG and the info program are properly installed at your site, the command

info gnupg

should give you access to the complete manual including a menu structure and an index.


2011-02-23 GnuPG 1.4 GNU Privacy Guard