Seahorse came preinstalled on my default installation of Ubuntu. But I can find no way to encrypt a file using it. I am wanting to use a GUI I don't want to do it using the Terminal. Creating the private key and signing public keys can all be done in Seahorse GUI.

Is there a way to also encrypt files using this interface, or do I NEED to install the seahorse-plugins package to have a GUI method of encrypting?

closed as too localized by fossfreedom Mar 6 '12 at 22:22

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  • Seahorse is a GUI for GnuPG. Are you looking for another GUI program to encrypt files, or is a commandline tool sufficient? – Lekensteyn Jul 18 '11 at 12:36
  • Look for the "Add Comment" button beneath our comments, its in grey text. @Lekensteyn: In the event the answer below gets erased (because its really just a comment) he wants a GUI solution, but also seems to want to use seahorse to do it all. – Thomas Ward Jul 18 '11 at 12:49
  • There is a specific reason to not install seahorse-plugins? – enzotib Jul 18 '11 at 13:01
  • @Sam is there any specific reasons you do not want to install seahorse-plugins? – Thomas Ward Jul 18 '11 at 14:18
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    The terminal command is simply gpg -e file to encrypt a file once you have the keys generated. – daithib8 Jul 18 '11 at 14:56

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