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password protect a .txt file?

 
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Once again showing my ignorance

It seems there are several approaches to protecting a file on OS X... does anyone have any favorite, lightweight approaches?
 
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I put mine in a password protected disk image -- but that might not be what you mean by lightweight.
 
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Having never done that it doesn't sound lightweight, but who knows?

Any other, lighter-weight ideas?
 
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Bert Bates wrote:... but who knows?


See http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1578 for the GUI approach, or "hdiutil create -help" using the CLI.
 
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