Here is my encryption program. The decryption program is what is giving me some trouble.
Here is the description of the first part:
# encrypt.py - ENCODE MESSAGE AND WRITE TO FILE # # initialize a cipher list to store the numeric value of each character # input a string of text to encrypt # # for each character in the string: # convert the character to its unicode value # encode the unicode value into an integer with an encryption formula # convert the encoded integer to a string # append the encoded string to the cipher list # # for debugging purposes, print the cipher list - make sure data is correct # # open an output file to store the encrypted message # write (print) the cipher list to the file # close the file def main(): cipher =  #initialize string message message = input("Please enter your message for encryption: ") #loops through string message and encrypts for ch in message: x = ord(ch) x = (2*x)-3 x = chr(x) cipher.append(x) #Print cipher from prompt #print("Your code message is: ", cipher) #open file for writing outfile = open("Encryptedmessage.txt","w") print (cipher, file=outfile) main()
Here is the description of the second part:
# decrypt.py - DECODE MESSAGE FROM FILE AND DISPLAY # # initialize a message list to contain the decoded message # open the input file containing the encrypted message # read the line containing the message from the file into a string # split the string into a cipher list of individual strings # # for each string in the cipher list: # convert the string to an integer # decode the integer into its unicode value using the decryption formula # convert the unicode value to its corresponding character # append the character to the message list # # print the message list # close the file
Here is what I have for the decryption program:
def main(): deCipher =  infile = open("Encryptedmessage.txt","r") for ch in infile: x = ord(ch) x = (x/2)+3 x = chr(x) deCipher.append(x) print (deCipher) main()
my logic in decrypting is going awry somewhere. I can't figure out how to make the contents of the file available to iterate through for decrytion.
Any hints and tips would be appreciated.
I accidentally posted this in community center as well.