in reply to ANNOUNCE Crypt::OpenPGP

Is there a tutorial or examples on the way, too?

From the docs, it looks like it only works on data saved in named files, not streams that I can feed as I go. Is that correct?

I plan to try it shortly, or at least this weekend (after I finish another module).

This is very exciting! I've seen how easy it is to do RC4 symetric encryption in Perl, but the idea of doing public key stuff was daunting.


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Re: Re: ANNOUNCE Crypt::OpenPGP
by btrott (Parson) on Aug 07, 2001 at 03:04 UTC
    It works on scalar data; the data doesn't have to be in files. Look at the 'Data' parameter to encrypt and sign, in particular; that lets you specify the data to be encrypted/signed as a scalar string, rather than as a filename.

    And all of the methods return data as a scalar; they don't write data to a file.

    Furthermore, you can always go under the hood and use the lower-level interface in the other modules if you wish. I will add some "SEE ALSO" sections to the main Crypt::OpenPGP docs, but the other classes are all documented (basically :), so they should be useable on their own.

    BTW: As for tutorial and examples: at the moment the best I can offer for examples is the test suite and the SYNOPSIS. Examples will come in the future.

      OK, that's good.

      When I looked at your site, the docs had all empty sections except a rather long overview. I saw parameters with names like file=> and it looked like you were passing filenames.