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Old 01-14-2013
Password Protecting a File

Hi Guys,

I am generating a csv file using a shell script in Unix. Please can you guys advise if I can also password protect the file.

Best Regards,
# 2  
Old 01-14-2013
Use any of the encoding programs available ("encode" for instance). See the man page for "encode" for details.

I hope this helps.

# 3  
Old 01-14-2013
Hi Bakunin,

Nopes, not able to find the Man page for 'Encdode'

# 4  
Old 01-14-2013
Do you want to protect the csv- file or the resulting spread sheet?
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Old 01-14-2013
Another approach is using OpenSSL command line tool - openssl to encrypt your CSV file.

1. Run below command to list all encoding and cipher commands:
openssl list-cipher-commands

2. Select your encoding / cipher.

3. To encrypt:
openssl enc <enc / cipher > -in file.csv -out file.out

4. To decrypt:
openssl enc -d <enc / cipher > -in file.out

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Old 01-14-2013
Originally Posted by Shazin
Nopes, not able to find the Man page for 'Encdode'
You probably might want to install it first.

I hope this helps.


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