ccrypt 1.7

Description:  AES based crypt program with emacs integration
Maintainer:  Manuel Oetiker <>
Created:  2001-08-11
Updated:  2004-03-30 ()
Support:  Manuel Oetiker <>
Links:  Local Docs, Homepage, SEPP Dir, INSTALL
OS:  solaris-2.8 sparc sun4u
Categories:  system, internet, text, office
Binaries:  ccatccdecryptccencryptccrypt
More Info
ccrypt is a utility for encrypting and decrypting files and streams. It was designed as a replacement for the standard unix crypt utility, which is notorious for using a very weak encryption algorithm. ccrypt is based on the Rijndael cipher, which is the U.S. government's chosen candidate for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES, see This cipher is believed to provide very strong security.

There is an emacs pack for using ccrypt directly from within emacs:

Put the following into your .emacs file

(setq load-path (cons "/usr/pack/ccrypt-1.3-to/share/emacs/site-lisp" load-path))

(require 'jka-compr-ccrypt "jka-compr-ccrypt.el")