FUSE provides a loadable kernel module which exports a filesystem interface to user-mode. EncFS runs entirely in user-mode and acts as a transparent encrypted filesystem. Both directories should already exist, although Encfs will ask if it can create them if they do not. If the Encfs control file is found in the directory, then an attempt is made to mount an existing filesystem.
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Encrypt them with EncFS for Linux, an encrypting file system that transparently encrypts and decrypts each individual file with your encryption key. EncFS works differently from a TrueCrypt container , which stores your encrypted files in a single large file. Instead, EncFS creates separate files for each file you add.
The Private folder in your home folder is where the decrypted versions of your files will be accessible. You can specify any location you prefer for either. The default paranoia mode type p when prompted should work well, but you can also type x for expert configuration mode.
EncFS will prompt you to create a password for your encrypted volume. This is also where you can access the decrypted versions of your files. Dropbox will synchronize them across your computers — no one can access their contents without your password. You can mount the EncFS directory on multiple computers use the same encfs command to use your encrypted files on each. Place files in the Private folder instead. Do not delete or lose the.
This provides good security — no one can access or view your encrypted files until you run the command. Just re-run the same command you ran earlier to remount your EncFS file system.
If you want your EncFS file system automatically mounted each time you log in, you can use gnome-encfs. You can launch encfsw.
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Mounted EncFS directories share the same features and restrictions as the filesystem containing the source directory. No support for very long filenames[ edit ] Due to encryption, the filenames for encrypted files produced by EncFS are longer than the original filenames. Therefore, filenames whose length is close to the maximum supported by the filesystem cannot be stored by EncFS, since they will exceed the length limit after encryption. Most filesystems limit filenames to bytes; in that case, EncFS only supports filenames up to bytes.
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