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How to Use Vim to Encrypt Text Files on Linux
It's easy to secure the contents of a text file on Linux by encrypting it with Vim.
Most of us keep important notes, login credentials, and other sensitive information in text files. However, it is unsafe to keep this information in plain text. One of the ways to protect sensitive information is to use encryption.
If you're looking for a simple and quick way to encrypt a file in Linux, you can use the Vim editor. Vim has some built-in file-encryption features that let you secure sensitive information using different encryption methods. Only a person with the right key can then access the encrypted file.
Let’s see how you can use Vim to encrypt text files in Linux.