Seal is a simple program to encrypt files, notes, and passwords. Seal depends on the vis editor because vis can be used in a pipe without writing temporary files. Install vis by compiling it from source or using your package manager:
|Distro||Command to install Vis|
|OSX||Homebrew pull request|
If you have any ideas on how Seal could use Vim without writing data in cleartext to disk, let me know!
Install Seal and generate your private key:
$ go get github.com/davidlazar/seal/... $ seal-keygen Created directory /home/david/.seal Enter passphrase: Enter same passphrase again: Wrote public key: /home/david/.seal/david.publickey Wrote private key: /home/david/.seal/david.privatekey
Backup your private key:
$ cp ~/.seal/david.privatekey /mnt/usbkey $ lpr ~/.seal/david.privatekey # print the private key
Encrypt a file:
$ seal example.pdf Wrote example.pdf.sealed (encrypted with key david) $ rm example.pdf
Reveal the contents of the encrypted file:
$ seal-cat example.pdf.sealed | zathura - Enter passphrase for key david: ...
Seal can create and edit encrypted documents. You do not need to enter a passphrase to create an encrypted document:
$ seal-edit doc.txt.sealed # launches the vis editor
Subsequent edits require a passphrase:
$ seal-edit doc.txt.sealed Enter passphrase for key david: ...
seal-pw program can be used as a password manager.
To generate a password for a new account:
$ seal-pw github # launches the vis editor to specify account information
Run the same command again to copy the password to the clipboard:
$ seal-pw github Enter passphrase for key david: ... url: github.com username: davidlazar Password copied to clipboard for 10 seconds.
seal-edit to view and update account information:
$ seal-cat github Enter passphrase for key david: url: github.com username: davidlazar clipboard: lQBphTfTTaafOEFCJHc4udEJYvAe99eJ