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Date: 2011jan4

Q.  How can I simply use GPG (GnuPG) to encrypt a file?

A.  You don't have to use all the public/private key stuff you can just do:

gpg -c <file>
You will be prompted for a password (twice) and the encrypted file will be
<file>.gpg
Don't forget the password! use:
gpg -d <file>.gpg
do decrypt with the same password. That's why this is called symmetric encryption.