Interfacing VIM with GnuPG encrypted files

Monday, 18 February 2008, 12:00 AM EST

Over the years the editor I have become the most familiar with is vim. It provides features that allow the software development process to go smoothly, such as split screens, syntax highlighting, integration with cscope tags, function folding, and more. By applying configuration directives to your ~/.vimrc file, you can instruct vim to perform some nice preprocessing functions against files.

This blog post illustrates a ~/.vimrc tweak that allows vim to leverage GnuPG to decrypt a previously encrypted file, allow edits to be made, and then re-encrypted before it is written back to disk.

At CipherDyne.

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