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In reply to Comment by Reader Vee

Andrew Ayer on 2021-11-22 at 17:54:

For file encryption, I recommend age:

age lets you encrypt using an SSH key, though I generally recommend against encrypting to long-term keys like SSH keys because if the key gets compromised it risks exposing anything ever encrypted to that key. Instead, I recommend frequently generating new age encryption keys for specific, short-lived purposes.


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