What does seahorse do?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 28 18:38:21 UTC 2008

On 11/27/2008 04:09 AM, Chris G wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 01:01:12PM +0100, Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> I think that applications must explicitly integrate with Seahorse to
>> make use of its features. Nautilus does so for ftp, ssh, etc. Network
> What has Nautilus got to do with ssh?
> I use ssh extensively and it would be useful to have it integrate with
> seahorse but, as I said, I really can't see anything anywhere that
> tells me whether it does and/or how to do it.


Seahorse  is  a  GNOME  application for managing encryption keys.  sea
horse-tool allows you to encrypt, decrypt or sign files.  It  is  inte‐
grated  into  the  nautilus right-click menu, but can also be used from
the command line.

When you right click a file in Nautilus you have the option to 'Encrypt'
the file. When clicked this will open a Seahorse key "Choose Recipients"
key window.

You'll also find it in Applications|Accessories|Passwords and Encryption

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