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hpr3484 :: My vim setup with GnuPG

My vim setup with the GnuPG vim plugin

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Part of the series: Lightweight Apps

Reviews of light weight applications

Using the GnuPG vim plugin to edit encrypted files.

From man 1 gpg-agent:

You should always add the following lines to your .bashrc or whatever initialization file is used for all shell invocations:

GPG_TTY=`tty`
export GPG_TTY

It is important that this environment variable always reflects the output of the tty command.

.bashrc snippet

  ## GPG Vim
  GPG_TTY=`tty`
  export GPG_TTY
  export EDITOR=vim

GnuPG folder structure

  [mark@fedora-lt ~]$ tree .vim
  .vim
  ├── plugin
  │   └── vim-gnupg
  │       ├── autoload
  │       │   └── gnupg.vim
  │       ├── doc
  │       │   └── gnupg.txt
  │       ├── plugin
  │       │   └── gnupg.vim
  │       └── README.md
  └── spell
      ├── en.utf-8.add
      └── en.utf-8.add.spl

vimrc

set tabstop=2 softtabstop=0 expandtab shiftwidth=2 smarttab textwidth=80
syntax on
autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile   *.log set filetype=logtalk
set spell spelllang=en_us

Generate gpg full key
gpg --full-generate-key

or just a regular one, with less options
gpg --gen-key

Encrypt the file in question, with -r as the recipient
In this case, I used part of the comment as the recipient

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This is more like it.
gpg -e -r test thisIsMyTestFile.txt

Now test edit the file
vim thisIsMyTestFile.txt.gpg

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It is a good idea to shred the original text file

      shred - overwrite a file to hide its contents, and optionally delete it
      -u deallocate and remove file after overwriting
      -v, --verbose, show progress

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