It’s a pretty simple process, so let’s dive into it:
Move the files you want to compress and encrypt to your Desktop.
Open Terminal by pressing
SPACEand searching for Terminal in the search window that pops up.
Run the following command to zip and encrypt the selected files:
zip -e ~/Desktop/zip-file.zip ~/Desktop/secret.txt
Enter a password to encrypt your
Enter the password again to make sure it’s correct.
zipapplication will compress your file(s) into a
.zipand encrypt it at the same time.
It’s a good idea to delete the raw file(s) now so no-one can access them without using the password. To do this enter the following into the terminal:
rm -rf secret.txt where secret.txt is the name of your file. If you have more than one, simply add on the names of the file like this:
rm -rf secret.txt secret_two.jpg third_file.docx something-else.mp3.