cmd, security

Adding password protection on a file with vim

$ vim -x filename

The -x option uses encryption when writing the file. It will ask for a key:

Enter encryption key: ******
Enter same key again: ******

From then on your filename will be encrypted and accessed using the password. The -x option will no longer be necessary when editing the file.


  • On 07.10.09 vosi said:

    Didn’t know that one. Nice!

  • On 03.30.10 nme said:

    you can encrypt already existing file using :set key=password

speak up

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