ecryptfs-rewrite-file

       the lower filesystem


SYNOPSIS
       ecryptfs-rewrite-file [file1] [file2] [file3] ...


DESCRIPTION
       This script takes one or more files/directories/symlinks as  arguments,
       moves each of them to a temporary file, and then moves them back to the
       original name.  This causes the file to be rewritten (and  reencrypted)
       in the lower filesystem.

       This  script  may  be  combined with find(1) and xargs(1) to rewrite an
       entire eCryptfs mountpoint, unmount, and sync:

         find . -xdev -print0 | xargs -r -0 /usr/bin/ecryptfs-rewrite-file
         ecryptfs-umount-private
         sync

       It is advised that this script is executed in runlevel 1 or 3, to avoid
       simultanteous writes and race conditions with targeted files.

       USING  THIS  SCRIPT WHILE GNOME, KDE, OR OTHER APPLICATIONS ARE RUNNING
       MAY CAUSE DATA LOSS.


SEE ALSO
       find(1), xargs(1), ecryptfs-umount-private(1), sync(1)

       http://launchpad.net/ecryptfs/


AUTHOR
       This manpage was written by Dustin Kirkland  <kirkland@ubuntu.com>  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 systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public  License
       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.



ecryptfs-utils                    2009-03-20          ecryptfs-rewrite-file(1)
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