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AES Encryption for Shell Scripts

AES Encryption for Shell Scripts provides strong encryption/decryption using the Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm "Rijndael" to do 128-bit encryption. It is intended for use in shell scripts or as part of a larger cryptosystem, not as a standalone program.


Recent releases

  •  18 May 2001 14:12

    Release Notes: Support for 192 and 256 bit encryption/decryption was added. Some miscellaneous minor fixes and source cleanups were made.

    •  12 Dec 2000 20:01

      Release Notes: A large patch to make it compile cleanly on FreeBSD or other non-Linux Unixes (as well as fix various bugs).

      •  12 Dec 2000 02:31

        Release Notes: This is the initial public release of the Rijndael version (converted from TwoFish).

        Recent comments

        15 Dec 2000 15:16 elgreen

        Export reminder
        I received a phone call today from a lady with the U.S. Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) who'd read my AEScrypt page (the URL of which I'd submitted to them for an export license exemption as required by U.S. export regulations, see ( for more info). aescrypt is of course Open Source. She wished to remind me that any application built using Open Source encryption components had to also be submitted to the BXA for the proper export license or license exemption if the application was to be exported. The export license for the component covers only the component, not applications that use the component. The fact that the component itself is Open Source and thus may be freely exported does not matter.

        Hopefully this reminder will prevent problems on the part of those who use AEScrypt or other Open Source encryption components as part of a larger application.



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