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I used to use openssl aes-256-cbc, but the problem I have with this is when I try to decrypt in a different version of the distro it fails, as if it depends also on some internal key or something, instead of depending solely on the password. So I have to keep a different encrypted file for each version of the distro, which is annoying and bad.

Any suggestions?

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    $\begingroup$ I’m voting to close this question because software recommendations belong on SuperUser, not here. $\endgroup$ – SAI Peregrinus Apr 5 at 13:35
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    $\begingroup$ That said, I'd recommend age for such use. age-encryption.org $\endgroup$ – SAI Peregrinus Apr 5 at 13:35
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    $\begingroup$ @SAIPeregrinus I asked the question in SuperUser and it's already closed for being offtopic. You guys are really something special. $\endgroup$ – ChocoDeveloper Apr 5 at 15:32
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    $\begingroup$ I've seen what happened over there, @ChocoDeveloper. That is absolutely brilliant, and classic Stack Exchange material. LOL. $\endgroup$ – gd1 Apr 5 at 16:33
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    $\begingroup$ That's why I commented with my recommendation. I figure they might be jerks about it. :( $\endgroup$ – SAI Peregrinus Apr 5 at 20:40

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