On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 19:40 -0400, Terry Polzin wrote: > On Tuesday August 24 2004 19:36, John Lagrue wrote: > > I fairly sure that the answer to this question is a resounding "forget > > it", but want to try anyway. > > > > I have a file that I encrypted some time ago on an FC1 system; it was > > encrypted under KDE and generated a foobar.bz2.gpg file. I know the > > passphrase that was used to encrypt the file; is there any method by > > which I can now retrieve the file contents? The KDE installation has > > passed into history some time ago and cannot be retrieved. > > > > JDL > > What you need is you gpg keyring usually found in ~/.gnupg. Hopefully you > have that backed up. > If you encrypted the file using a symmetric cypher, then I don't think you need the keyring you were using at the time. Try gpg -d foobar.bz2.gpg > foobar.bz2 *If the file was encrypted using a symmetric cypher*, it will ask for the passphrase. Enter it in and you should be golden. Otherwise, yes you'll need a keyring with the private key from the keypair you used to encrypt the file.