recins allows the insertion of encrypted fields in a
database. When the -s (--password) command line option is
specified in the command line any field declared as confidential in
the record descriptor will get encrypted using the given passphrase.
If the command is executed interactively and -s is not used
then the user is asked to provide a password using the terminal. For
example, the invocation:
$ recins -t Account -s mypassword -f Login -v foo -f Password \ -v secret accounts.rec
will encrypt the value of the
Password field with
mypassword as long as the field is declared as confidential.
(see Confidential Fields for details on confidential fields).
recins will issue a warning if a confidential field is
inserted in the database but no password was provided to encrypt it.
This is to avoid having unencrypted sensitive data in the recfiles.