I have a file that I encrypted in vi on a Solaris machine by using the -x option. When I try to read the file on a Linux machine using “vi -x”, it does not decrypt. Any idea how I can get the file decrypted? The Linux machine I have is RHEL 7.6.
Try passing the -R option, the -x will set a new key:
vim -R filename
Also what does the following says on your encrypted file?
$ file myfile
It’s still encrypted when I run “vim -R myfile”. According to the man page the -R option is for read-only.
I found the solution here. I decrypted using this command line, after installing the mcrypt package:
mcrypt -a enigma --keymode scrypt --bare --decrypt myfile
The unencrypted file is written to myfile.dc.
Glad it sorted out and thank you for posting solution too.