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1.10. Is PGP available as a programming library, so I can write programs that use it?




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This article is from the PGP FAQ, by Jeff Licquia jalicqui@prairienet.org with numerous contributions by others.

1.10. Is PGP available as a programming library, so I can write programs that use it?

Not yet. PGP 3.0, when it is released, is supposed to have support
for doing this. The PGP development team has even released a
preliminary API for the library; you can get it from:

ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/dd/ddt/crypto/crypto_info/

The development team has expressed that this is not a definitive spec;
some of it is already out of date. It's good for getting the general
idea, though. Send comments concerning the spec to pgp@lsd.com.

In the meantime, you can write your programs to call the PGP program
when necessary. In C, for example, you would likely use the system()
or spawn...() functions to do this.

 

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