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LinuxNewbie.org: Getting and Installing Command Line PGP

Aug 23, 2000, 14:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chuck Steele)

[ Thanks to Sensei for this link. ]

"The following is a description of how I got a Linux version of the PGP encryption program, how I installed it, and a few observations about quirks in the program. The Linux version of PGP that I got is PGPcmdfw_6.5.2_Linux.i386.rpm and it offers the options of 1024 or 2048 bit encryption. The 2048 bit option is compatible with people using PGP 2.6.2 with an extra command that will be noted later in REMARKS and QUIRKS."

"Plan ahead and decide in which directory you want to download the program. Just for grins I used the mkdir command in an xterminal and made a directory called siva after the Hundu god of destruction and creation.

Use a browser to go find a good place to get the program. I used Google and typed "pgp|linux" and soon found my way to an MIT site and found the Linux version to download to my directory called siva. The file that downloaded was PGPcmdln_6.5.2_Lnx.FW.rpm.tar. "

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