[ic] Usertag encrypt

Ed LaFrance edl@newmediaems.com
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 17:17:27 -0800

At 04:53 PM 03/23/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>Thanks for the contribution, it is much appreciated!  (And used).  Quick 
>>usage: [encrypt cmd='/usr/bin/encryptprog -opts key'*]Stuff to 
>It seems that this might be useful for more general purposes as 
>well.  E.g. cmd='/usr/bin/spell' to spell check a block of text, and 
>return the results to a [seti].  Perhaps two things could happen:
>o One could derive a more general purpose usertag that ran any given 
>command on some text.  It could be called [exec], [globify], [transform], 
>or something like that.

Sounds good to me.  Most of what I do, and contribute, is the result of 
solving a problem for myself or a client - if someone else with a little 
more time to spare gets inspired, more power to them, they have my blessing 
to re engineer as they see fit - that's what open source is all about (FYI 
- Most of [encrypt] is a straight copy of the IC encrypt routine in 
Order.pm, modified to make sense as a usertag).

>o For security, one might derive a [encrypt] that doesn't take options or 
>a key, but uses preset options from catalog.cfg.

...it was actually for the enhancement of security that I allowed it.  For 
instance, one email, file, data record, etc could contain different pieces 
of data encrypted by various separate keys, precisely for reasons of 
security, controlling who can see what etc.

>(also, 'encryp' was misspelled on the << documentation line)

Oops!  Thanks for catching that - hopefully some good Samaritan will add 
the 't' before putting it in the usertag library.

- Ed L.

>Thanks again Ed!
>Dan Browning, Cyclone Computer Systems, danb@cyclonecomputers.com
>Interchange-users mailing list

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