How to encrypt text file in Linux (VIM)
It is very easy to encrypt a text file in Linux, VIM text editor can be used to achieve it.. vim -x [file name]
[[email protected] ~]$ vim -x kartook.txt
This will prompt us to enter encryption key (password)
Enter encryption key : ******
Enter same key again: ******
After that, key in the text data and save it. Now the “kartook.txt” text file is encrypted with my password.
Ok, let try to view the text file content
The text file content is encrypted with some alien code 🙂 ,
Done, no body can view the content unless they know my encryption key.
How to change the encrypted password?
We can issue the following command (vim +X [file name]) to change the encrypted password.
[[email protected] ~]$ vim +X kartook.txt
“mkyong.txt” [crypted] 1L, 37C
Enter encryption key: ***
Enter same key again: ***