[R] Help with decrypting

MacQueen, Don macqueen1 at llnl.gov
Mon Nov 7 23:47:44 CET 2016

I have a file containing encrypted contents. The contents can be decrypted
using perl, like this:

open (FILEHANDLE, "/path/to/file")
chomp ($ciphertext = <FILEHANDLE>);

use Crypt::CBC;
$cipher = Crypt::CBC->new( -key    => 'my secret key',
                           -cipher => 'Blowfish'

$plaintext  = $cipher->decrypt($ciphertext);

(See http://search.cpan.org/~lds/Crypt-CBC-2.33/CBC.pm)

M goal is to have the value of $plaintext in an R object, so, is there an
R equivalent to this decrypt() perl function?

I've found R packages
that appear to have potential, but I don't understand this business well
enough to figure out how to use them, if indeed they can be used, for
this. Help would be much appreciated.


Don MacQueen

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Ave., L-627
Livermore, CA 94550

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