I may be barking up the wrong tree altogether, but I'm trying to 
generate a public and private key, optionally protected by a passphrase, 
and use them to encrypt and decrypt a database password. Has anyone done 
this in Ruby with OpenSSL? If so, would you mind gving me a few tips?

I've tried several things with no luck. The OpenSSL library for Ruby is 
impressive, but poorly documented. :( Any pointers would be appreciated.

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Jamis Buck
jgb3 / email.byu.edu
http://www.jamisbuck.org/jamis

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'a=[];readlines.join.scan(/-(.)\[e|Kk(\S*)|le.l(..)e|#!(\S*)/) {|r| a << 
r.compact.first };puts "\n>#{a.join(%q/ /)}<\n\n"'