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What is this?

Crypto is a simple plugin for the 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.

How to install?

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
mkdir /usr/share/gedit/plugins/crypto
ln -s crypto/ /usr/share/gedit/plugins/crypto/

Who should I blame if this sucks?

Pietro Battiston -


This plugin relies on the Seahorse ( ) dbus service, which does the real work.


Gedit version 3 or later and the Seahorse daemon 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/clone/fork the git repo at . I'm willing to integrate enhancements/bug fixes, so feel free to open PRs.

gedit-crypto.txt · Ultima modifica: 2017/04/15 08:13 da pietro