GnuPG Plugin for vim Under Cygwin

GnuPG, GNU Privacy Guard, is a free system for encrypting files, emails, etc. The GnuPG plugin for vim provides automatic encryption and decryption of files within vim. If you attempt to edit a GnuPG-encrypted file with vim, it will prompt you for the password, and re-encrypt the file when you're done editing.

Download the gnupg plugin for vim from here and copy it into your user directory directory under .vim/plugin. From the Cygwin bash prompt:

mkdir ~/.vim/plugin
copy gnupg.vim ~/.vim/plugin

Run vim, then use the :scriptnames command and verify that gnupg.vim appears in the list of sourced scripts:

  1: /cygdrive/c/Users/username/.vim/plugin/gnupg.vim

About Jeff Fitzsimons

Jeff Fitzsimons is a software engineer in the California Bay Area. Technical specialties include C++, Win32, and multithreading. Personal interests include rock climbing, cycling, motorcycles, and photography.
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