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


       ecryptfs-recover-private [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-

       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
       generated passphrase when they  first  setup  their  encrypted  private

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


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


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