Provided by: ecryptfs-utils_96-0ubuntu3_amd64 bug

NAME

       ecryptfs-rewrite-file - force a file to be rewritten (reencrypted) in 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.