Error: Input File Too Short

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ToTheFarWest
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Error: Input File Too Short

Post by ToTheFarWest » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:14 am

I encrypted a folder that contains all of my vital passwords using AESCrypt. The exact command I used was

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tar -cvf - Passwords/ | aescrypt -e -k ~/.FOLDER/nothingtoseehere.key - >Passwords.tar.aes
Now, when I try to decrypt is using a simple

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aescrypt -d Passwords.tar.aes
, it returns

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Error: Input file is too short.
. Any help?

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Re: Error: Input File Too Short

Post by paulej » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:04 am

How large is the output file? What's in it? It sounds like the file is empty.

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Re: Error: Input File Too Short

Post by ToTheFarWest » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:31 am

It had a folder with multiple txts full of passwords. Sadly, the file appears to be empty. Ugh. Time for a mass password reset. Thanks anyway!

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