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need a GUI for gpg encryption & decryption

Fedora comes packaged with GPG & GPG2, which makes it ridiculously easy to encrypt/decrypt files and text from a terminal.. and I seem to remember seahorse integrating with nautilus (for {en,de}cryption) at some point, though it no longer does [on my F16 box]. So for people who are unaware of how to use gpg(2) on the command-line...?

I just wrote a bash script last night that utilizes zenity to provide an interactive GUI, but a real [say, python, maybe?] programmer could do much much better.

Surely there has to be something like this available in SOME linux distro? Anyone know of anything?

need a GUI for gpg encryption & decryption

Fedora comes packaged with GPG & GPG2, which makes it ridiculously easy to encrypt/decrypt files and text from a terminal.. and I seem to remember seahorse integrating with nautilus (for {en,de}cryption) at some point, though it no longer does [on my F16 box]. So for people who are unaware of how to use gpg(2) on the command-line...?

I just wrote a bash script last night that utilizes zenity to provide an interactive GUI, but a real [say, python, maybe?] programmer could do much much better.

Surely there has to be something like this available in SOME linux distro? Anyone know of anything?


EDIT: bodhi gave some suggestions. I wasn't aware of all of these, though am totally familiar with the mail-centered options, so to be clear: I'm trying to find out if there is already a GUI frontend out there for GPG-{en,de}cryption of files and ascii-text. The only potential options from what bodhi posted are GPA, GPG Shell, & kGPG.

GPA doesn't compile on my (stock) fedora box, failing a check of "GTK+ - version >= 2.10.0" ... which is nonsense since all F16 boxes should have GTK2 & 3. This isn't too surprising since it was last updated in '09.

Aside from a Windows app of the same name, I can only find info on GPG Shell at the page you linked. No x64 rpm and the source zip is corrupted. From the screenshots, it looks to be a replacement for seahorse.. maybe something will come of it eventually.

I didn't want to, but I installed all the crap KDE dependencies to get kGPG just so I could check it out. It appears to be just like seahorse--a key-management app. It doesn't do the simplest of things normal people would like to expect to see in a file-encryption program: symmetric encryption with a passphrase.

In short, I think linux should have a simple GUI app to interact with GPG, something that doesn't require novice users to create public/private key pairs, and allows them to symmetrically encrypt files or ascii-armor arbitrary text. Perhaps seahorse could be extended to do this, or it could just be a simple separate standalone app.

I hope that clears up what I'm looking for. I just wanted to see if there was anything out there I had missed before I set out to create it myself.

need a GUI for gpg encryption & decryption

Fedora comes packaged with GPG & GPG2, which makes it ridiculously easy to encrypt/decrypt files and text from a terminal.. and I seem to remember seahorse integrating with nautilus (for {en,de}cryption) at some point, though it no longer does [on my F16 box]. So for people who are unaware of how to use gpg(2) on the command-line...?

I just wrote a bash script last night that utilizes zenity to provide an interactive GUI, but a real [say, python, maybe?] programmer could do much much better.

Surely there has to be something like this available in SOME linux distro? Anyone know of anything?


EDIT: bodhi gave some suggestions. I wasn't aware of all of these, though am totally familiar with the mail-centered options, so to be clear: I'm trying to find out if there is already a GUI frontend out there for GPG-{en,de}cryption of files and ascii-text. The only potential options from what bodhi posted are GPA, GPG Shell, & kGPG.

GPA doesn't compile on my (stock) fedora box, failing a check of "GTK+ - version >= 2.10.0" ... which is nonsense since all F16 boxes should have GTK2 & 3. This isn't too surprising since it was last updated in '09.

Aside from a Windows app of the same name, I can only find info on GPG Shell at the page you linked. No x64 rpm and the source zip is corrupted. From the screenshots, it looks to be a replacement for seahorse.. maybe something will come of it eventually.

I didn't want to, but I installed all the crap KDE dependencies to get kGPG just so I could check it out. It appears to be just like seahorse--a key-management app. It doesn't do the simplest of things normal people would like to expect to see in a file-encryption program: symmetric encryption with a passphrase.

In short, I think linux should have a simple GUI app to interact with GPG, something that doesn't require novice users to create public/private key pairs, and allows them to symmetrically encrypt files or ascii-armor arbitrary text. Perhaps seahorse could be extended to do this, or it could just be a simple separate standalone app.

I hope that clears up what I'm looking for. I just wanted to see if there was anything out there I had missed before I set out to create it myself.

we need a GUI for gpg encryption & decryption

Fedora comes packaged with GPG & GPG2, which makes it ridiculously easy to encrypt/decrypt files and text from a terminal.. and I seem to remember seahorse integrating with nautilus (for {en,de}cryption) at some point, though it no longer does [on my F16 box]. So for people who are unaware of how to use gpg(2) on the command-line...?

I just wrote a bash script last night that utilizes zenity to provide an interactive GUI, but a real [say, python, maybe?] programmer could do much much better.

Surely there has to be something like this available in SOME linux distro? Anyone know of anything?


EDIT: bodhi gave some suggestions. I wasn't aware of all of these, though am totally familiar with the mail-centered options, so to be clear: I'm trying to find out if there is already a GUI frontend out there for GPG-{en,de}cryption of files and ascii-text. The only potential options from what bodhi posted are GPA, GPG Shell, & kGPG.

GPA doesn't compile on my (stock) fedora box, failing a check of "GTK+ - version >= 2.10.0" ... which is nonsense since all F16 boxes should have GTK2 & 3. This isn't too surprising since it was last updated in '09.

Aside from a Windows app of the same name, I can only find info on GPG Shell at the page you linked. No x64 rpm and the source zip is corrupted. From the screenshots, it looks to be a replacement for seahorse.. maybe something will come of it eventually.

I didn't want to, but I installed all the crap KDE dependencies to get kGPG just so I could check it out. It appears to be just like seahorse--a key-management app. It doesn't do the simplest of things normal people would expect to see in a file-encryption program: symmetric encryption with a passphrase.

In short, I think linux should have a simple GUI app to interact with GPG, something that doesn't require novice users to create public/private key pairs, and allows them to symmetrically encrypt files or ascii-armor arbitrary text. Perhaps seahorse could be extended to do this, or it could just be a simple separate standalone app.

I hope that clears up what I'm looking for. I just wanted to see if there was anything out there I had missed before I set out to create it myself.

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Fedora comes packaged with GPG & GPG2, which makes it ridiculously easy to encrypt/decrypt files and text from a terminal.. and I seem to remember seahorse integrating with nautilus (for {en,de}cryption) at some point, though it no longer does [on my F16 box]. So for people who are unaware of how to use gpg(2) on the command-line...?

I just wrote a bash script last night that utilizes zenity to provide an interactive GUI, but a real [say, python, maybe?] programmer could do much much better.

Surely there has to be something like this available in SOME linux distro? Anyone know of anything?


EDIT: bodhi gave some suggestions. I wasn't aware of all of these, though am totally familiar with the mail-centered options, so to be clear: I'm trying to find out if there is already a GUI frontend out there for GPG-{en,de}cryption of files and ascii-text. The only potential options from what bodhi posted are GPA, GPG Shell, & kGPG.

GPA doesn't compile on my (stock) fedora box, failing a check of "GTK+ - version >= 2.10.0" ... which is nonsense since all F16 boxes should have GTK2 & 3. This isn't too surprising since it was last updated in '09.

Aside from a Windows app of the same name, I can only find info on GPG Shell at the page you linked. No x64 rpm and the source zip is corrupted. From the screenshots, it looks to be a replacement for seahorse.. maybe something will come of it eventually.

I didn't want to, but I installed all the crap KDE dependencies to get kGPG just so I could check it out. It appears to be just like seahorse--a key-management app. It doesn't do the simplest of things normal people would expect to see in a file-encryption program: symmetric encryption with a passphrase.

In short, I think linux should have a simple GUI app to interact with GPG, something that doesn't require novice users to create public/private key pairs, and allows them to symmetrically encrypt files or ascii-armor arbitrary text. Perhaps seahorse could be extended to do this, or it could just be a simple separate standalone app.

I hope that clears up what I'm looking for. I just wanted to see if there was anything out there I had missed before I set out to create it myself.

Would anyone Anyone know of a GUI for symmetric gpg encryption & decryption?

Fedora comes packaged with GPG & GPG2, which makes it ridiculously easy to encrypt/decrypt files and text from a terminal.. and I seem to remember seahorse integrating with nautilus (for {en,de}cryption) at some point, though it no longer does [on my F16 box]. So for people who are unaware of how to use gpg(2) on the command-line...?

I just wrote a bash script last night that utilizes zenity to provide an interactive GUI, but a real [say, python, maybe?] programmer could do much much better.

Surely there has to be something like this available in SOME linux distro? Anyone know of anything?


EDIT: bodhi gave some suggestions. I wasn't aware of all of these, though am totally familiar with the mail-centered options, so to be clear: I'm trying to find out if there is already a GUI frontend out there for GPG-{en,de}cryption of files and ascii-text. The only potential options from what bodhi posted are GPA, GPG Shell, & kGPG.

GPA doesn't compile on my (stock) fedora box, failing a check of "GTK+ - version >= 2.10.0" ... which is nonsense since all F16 boxes should have GTK2 & 3. This isn't too surprising since it was last updated in '09.

Aside from a Windows app of the same name, I can only find info on GPG Shell at the page you linked. No x64 rpm and the source zip is corrupted. From the screenshots, it looks to be a replacement for seahorse.. maybe something will come of it eventually.

I didn't want to, but I installed all the crap KDE dependencies to get kGPG just so I could check it out. It appears to be just like seahorse--a key-management app. It doesn't do the simplest of things normal people would expect to see in a file-encryption program: symmetric encryption with a passphrase.

In short, I think linux should have a simple GUI app to interact with GPG, something that doesn't require novice users to create public/private key pairs, and allows them to symmetrically encrypt files or ascii-armor arbitrary text. Perhaps seahorse could be extended to do this, or it could just be a simple separate standalone app.

I hope that clears up what I'm looking for. I just wanted to see if there was anything out there I had missed before I set out to create it myself.