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ecryptfs-recover-private(1)	   eCryptfs	   ecryptfs-recover-private(1)

       ecryptfs-recover-private	 - find and mount any encrypted private direc‐

       ecryptfs-recover-private [--rw] [encrypted private dir]

       This utility is intended to  help  eCryptfs  recover  data  from	 their
       encrypted  home	or  encrypted private partitions.  It is useful to run
       this from a LiveISO or a recovery image.	 It must run under sudo(8)  or
       with root permission, in order to search the filesystem and perform the

       The program can take a target encrypted directory on the command	 line.
       If  unspecified,	 the utility will search the entire system looking for
       encrypted private directories,  as  configured  by  ecryptfs-setup-pri‐

       If  an encrypted directory and a wrapped-passphrase file are found, the
       user is prompted for the login  (wrapping)  passphrase,	the  keys  are
       inserted into the keyring, and the data is decrypted and mounted.

       If  no  wrapped-passphrase file is found, the user will be prompted for
       their mount passphrase.	This passphrase is typically 32 characters  of
       [0-9a-f].  All users are prompted to urgently record this randomly gen‐
       erated passphrase when they first setup their encrypted private	direc‐

       The  destination	 mount of the decrypted data is a temporary directory,
       in the form of /tmp/ecryptfs.XXXXXXXX.

       By default, the mount will be read-only.	 To mount with read and	 write
       permission, add the --rw parameter.

       ecryptfs-setup-private(1), sudo(8)

       This manpage was written by Dustin Kirkland  <>  for
       Ubuntu  systems	(but may be used by others).  Permission is granted to
       copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU
       General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the
       Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian and Ubuntu systems, the complete text of the GNU General Pub‐
       lic License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

ecryptfs-utils			  2010-12-17	   ecryptfs-recover-private(1)

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