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Thread: Is it possible to encrypt a single file or folder?

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    Is it possible to encrypt a single file or folder?

    I know that when installing ubuntu you have the option of encrypting your home folder, but what if you just want a single folder or even a single file encrypted and nothing else?

    Is there a way to do this easily?

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    Re: Is it possible to encrypt a single file or folder?

    There might be other ways, but TrueCrypt is simple & effective:

    http://linuxandfriends.com/2010/02/0...-ubuntu-linux/

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    Re: Is it possible to encrypt a single file or folder?

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuntuman001 View Post
    Is there a way to do this easily?
    Yep, install seahorse-plugins, make yourself an encryption key in Passwords and Encryption Keys and then you'll be able to encrypt files from a right click.

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    Re: Is it possible to encrypt a single file or folder?

    a very simple way to encrypt a directory is encfs (you can install it with synaptic).

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    Re: Is it possible to encrypt a single file or folder?

    Quote Originally Posted by surfer View Post
    a very simple way to encrypt a directory is encfs (you can install it with synaptic).
    ..and to make things even simpler, you can use Cryptkeeper, a nice & simple Gnome GUI for EncFS.

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    Re: Is it possible to encrypt a single file or folder?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcduck View Post
    ..and to make things even simpler, you can use Cryptkeeper, a nice & simple Gnome GUI for EncFS.
    oh, didn't know about that one. i'll try it right away!

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    Re: Is it possible to encrypt a single file or folder?

    And yet another alternative (the method I use) is cfs. It's available through Synaptic.

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    Re: Is it possible to encrypt a single file or folder?

    Good grief...

    $ gpg -c filename

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    Re: Is it possible to encrypt a single file or folder?

    Quote Originally Posted by HermanAB View Post
    Good grief...

    $ gpg -c filename
    Are you Charlie Brown or something?

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    Re: Is it possible to encrypt a single file or folder?

    Lucie, is that you!?

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