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       ecryptfs-setup-swap - ensure that any swap space is encrypted


       ecryptfs-setup-swap [-f|--force]


       This  script  will  detect existing swap partitions or swap files, and encrypt them, using

       Encrypted swap is essential to securing any system using eCryptfs,  since  decrypted  file
       contents  will exist in the system's memory, which may be swapped to disk at any time.  If
       the system swap space is not also encrypted, it is possible that decrypted files could  be
       written to disk in clear text.

       Note  that  most  Linux  distributions  do not yet support resuming from an encrypted swap
       space, and thus hibernate/resume will not work.  Suspend/resume is unaffected.

       Upon running the utility, the user will be informed of  the  hibernate/resume  break,  and
       asked  to  confirm  the  behavior.   The  -f|--force  option  can  be  used to bypass this
       interactive prompt.




       This manpage and the utility 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 Public License can be
       found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.