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Is there a nice GnuPG/PGP front-end for Ubuntu? There used to be a package called something like seahorse-plugin, that let you right-click on files to encrypt them. I don't see it anymore in the software repository though. Is there something else?

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In Ubuntu 12.04 the package is called seahorse-nautilus.

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I'm on 11.10 currently, and that doesn't exist. Did they remove it for one release?? – CaptSaltyJack May 23 '12 at 18:51
Yes, according to… I guess because of the transition to Gnome3 the plugin wasn't available/working in time for 11.10 – Florian Diesch May 23 '12 at 19:09

If you're encrypting using keys, pyrite is not as quick to use for files as the slick nautilus plugins, but you can check it out anyway.

PS: I'm the developer. Pyrite's a fully-functional gtk frontend for gpg/gpg2; just needs some nice icons/graphics and to be packaged up proper-like.

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