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Old 07-02-2020, 11:31 AM   #1
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Looking for the Linux equivalent of Axcrypt


I can find plenty of disk encryption tools, but all I am looking is a simple single file encryption app like Axcrypt. And I'd prefer NOT to have to run the old version of Axcrypt in WINE.

Can anyone suggest one?.
 
Old 07-02-2020, 11:41 AM   #2
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mcrypt? ccrypt? scrypt?

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Old 07-02-2020, 11:50 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll double check, but iirc those are all disk encryption apps. I am looking for a single file by file app, as there are only a couple of files I need to do this with. oh and , haha, sorry I'd need one with a GUI - I'm coming from Windows, so anything CLI is not preferable.

In case you are not aware Axcrypt allows you to simply encrypt and decrypt the file with a password. So all you do is double click the file enter the password and it opens. No multiple CLI entries just to add some further data to the file. Just dbl click edit and ctrl-s

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Old 07-02-2020, 11:57 AM   #4
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even vi (gvim) has encryption support: https://www.howtogeek.com/299546/how...inux-or-macos/, but I think other editors have something like this too (obviously it works only with text files).
 
Old 07-02-2020, 12:01 PM   #5
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@OP. No, those are not disk encryption apps. But yes, they all are command line tools. The SECCURE suite, too.

For a GUI, I'd suggest you'll look into a GUI wrapper for GPG, I'm sure there are some. E.g. Kleopatra.

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Old 07-02-2020, 12:09 PM   #6
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Thanks folks, I'll investigate further - oh and JUST in case someone else comes across this, Axcrypt (both old versions for W8+ and XP-7) do not run under wine, I just tried it
 
Old 07-02-2020, 12:09 PM   #7
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@OP. No, those are not disk encryption apps. But yes, they all are command line tools. The SECCURE suite, too.

For a GUI, I'd suggest you'll look into a GUI wrapper for GPG, I'm sure there are some. E.g. Kleopatra.
Sorry, I must have misunderstood the website, my bad
 
Old 07-02-2020, 12:12 PM   #8
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even vi (gvim) has encryption support: https://www.howtogeek.com/299546/how...inux-or-macos/, but I think other editors have something like this too (obviously it works only with text files).
Thanks - that link mentions VIM, I have gVim installed so I'll see if it works with that version.
 
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Sorry, I must have misunderstood the website, my bad
What website? I linked to their manual pages.

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Old 07-02-2020, 12:14 PM   #10
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As for Vim, it also has an addon, gnupg.vim, that allows transparent editing of GPG-encrypted files. Provided by package vim-scripts on Debian-based systems.

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Old 07-02-2020, 12:22 PM   #11
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What website? I linked to their manual pages.
Yeah well that's what I meant - whatever the link was! haha, it's STILL a website, yes?

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It's a website only for your convenience. Many fellow LQ members wouldn't bother linking to online manpage versions. They'd rather suggest you go read man ccrypt, man mcrypt, man scrypt instead.

BTW, this is what alternativeto.net gives me for AxCrypt on Linux. But somehow they failed to mention GPA, Seahorse (can be integrated with Nautilus via seahorse-nautilus), and KGpg.

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Old 07-02-2020, 01:18 PM   #13
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It's a website only for your convenience. Many fellow LQ members wouldn't bother linking to online manpage versions. They'd rather suggest you go read man ccrypt, man mcrypt, man scrypt instead.

BTW, this is what alternativeto.net gives me for AxCrypt on Linux. But somehow they failed to mention GPA, Seahorse and KGpg.
Ahh ok cool, I get ya thanks for the further links - and nope, the alternate to I visited (I assume the same one) did NOT mention those
 
Old 07-02-2020, 02:07 PM   #14
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Man, this is all just too bloody hard! What is a very simple operation in Windows is a major PITA in Linux. Every time I try to do something in linux it takes hours to figure it all out, what the correct app is in a particular distro, then needing to research pros and cons, never really knowing if what you do is going to break the system or even if it will work at all! NONE of the available options works without needing a "thousand sweating clerks" to accomplish it!

I would have thought by now Linux would be far more advanced than where it was the last time I tried it, about 5 years ago! It's still all seems the same though. As much as I HATE windows, I don't think I have any other option than to go back!

Sorry for the rant, it's just it is all soooooooo frustrating and time consuming!
 
Old 07-02-2020, 02:13 PM   #15
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Man, this is all just too bloody hard! What is a very simple operation in Windows is a major PITA in Linux. Every time I try to do something in linux it takes hours to figure it all out, what the correct app is in a particular distro, then needing to research pros and cons, never really knowing if what you do is going to break the system or even if it will work at all! NONE of the available options works without needing a "thousand sweating clerks" to accomplish it!

I would have thought by now Linux would be far more advanced than where it was the last time I tried it, about 5 years ago! It's still all seems the same though. As much as I HATE windows, I don't think I have any other option than to go back!

Sorry for the rant, it's just it is all soooooooo frustrating and time consuming!
Really?? Didn't think typing in "gpg -e <some file name>" to encrypt a file was too hard. As said earlier, using kleopatra gives you a GUI to PGP encryption, as in just clicking the "Sign/Encrypt" button, and choosing a file. Not sure how either of those things is so hard or a 'major PITA'. Just because you don't know what you're doing in Linux doesn't mean its hard..it just means you don't know. I'd have zero idea how to do it in Windows. You were given some very simple options, so again..not sure why you have to 'research pros and cons', or what you're going on about with the 'thousand sweating clerks'. Every piece of software mentioned is available for install through your software manager.

And all of us here know better...Windows isn't 'easy', you still have software that won't work on some versions of Windows, still have to figure out what the correct app is, etc., etc., and you're FAR more likely to break Windows than Linux.
 
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