Click here to download version 0.4 of gedit-crypto (gedit 3.12 and later - see below for older versions)
Crypto is a simple plugin for the gedit ( http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/ ) editor, allowing you to quickly encrypt/decrypt text documents with GPG.
Once installed and activated (through the “Preferences” window, “Plugin” tab), it will add a submenu to the “Gear” menu, with two options allowing you to encrypt or decrypt the currently open document.
Notice that to encrypt/decrypt, you should have already set up your key using gpg or seahorse.
If you are a user of Debian (or any derivative such as Ubuntu or Mint), the simplest way is to download and install the .deb package above.
Otherwise, to install for a single user, extract the archive and then:
cd gedit-plugin-crypto-* ln -s crypto.plugin ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins/crypto.plugin ln -s crypto ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins/crypto
To install systemwise (as root):
cd gedit-plugin-crypto-* ln -s crypto.plugin /usr/lib/gedit/plugins/crypto.plugin ln -s crypto /usr/lib/gedit/plugins/crypto
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This plugin relies on the Seahorse ( https://projects.gnome.org/seahorse/ ) dbus service, which does the real work.
Gedit version 3 or later and Seahorse must be installed for the plugin to work.
In particular, current versions need gedit 3.12 or later; if you're using a previous version of gedit, download version 0.3 of gedit-crypto.
If your version of gedit is even older than 3.8, you need version 0.2 of gedit-crypto.
You can browse the git repo here or clone with
git clone git://pietrobattiston.it/gedit-crypto