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Anyone know of a simple text editor that can work with encrypted files?

@cloudhead You know, I was thinking about making such a thing. Haven't gotten around to it yet, though.

@jrc03c I am contemplating it — there’s a couple tricky things like password entry, but perhaps it can be hooked up with pinentry-ncurses

@cloudhead You can use the moreutils "vipe" tool to insert your favourite text editor into a series of pipes

Here's a quick demo, editing an encrypted file with nano, never writing the plaintext to disk and any point

Bash script: gist.github.com/Bradshaw/b8bfa

@liaizon @cloudhead does literally what you ask for. It just needs some love...

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