uuencode - .csv file password protection

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Old 08-05-2011
uuencode - .csv file password protection


Can we add password protection for attachment of .CSV file in below command or any alternative solution.

uuencode ../reports/gtsa_lmt_pb_rfs_daily.txt gtsa_lmt_pb_rfs_daily-$FILDTE.csv |mailx -s "gtsa_lmt_pb_rfs_daily" $MAILTO

Many thanks

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Old 08-10-2011
The uuencode command just takes binary and encodes it in visible ascii characters 6 bits per character. I do not see any password or encrypt. Try zip with the encode option. Your mail will be shorter, too, and the encryption more effective on the more random zip bytes. Or, pipe it through crypt or the like:

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Old 08-11-2011
Many thanks for advise.

uuencode ../reports/ukba_pb_rfs_daily.csv.Z ukba_pb_rfs_daily-$FILDTE.csv.Z |mailx -s "ukba_pb_rfs_daily" $MAILTO

I was not able to success in doing zip with the encode option of password.

please can you help me.

thank you.
# 4  
Old 08-11-2011
That's compress, try zip, the archiving compression program with a passord option:

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Old 08-11-2011
if you want to secure the data use The GNU Privacy Guard - GnuPG.org
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