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NAME

       encfsctl - administrative tool for working with EncFS filesystems

SYNOPSIS

       encfsctl [command command_args]

       encfsctl rootdir

       encfsctl info rootdir

       encfsctl passwd rootdir

       encfsctl showcruft rootdir

       encfsctl decode [--extpass=prog] rootdir [encoded name ...]

       encfsctl encode [--extpass=prog] rootdir [plaintext name ...]

DESCRIPTION

       encfsctl is an administrative tool for working with EncFS filesystems.  It is capable of
       changing the user supplied password, displaying basic information about an encrypted
       volume, and other related operations.

COMMANDS

       info
           Display basic information about the filesystem.  Takes a single argument, rootdir,
           which is the root directory of the encrypted filesystem.  The filesystem need not be
           mounted.  Info is also the default command if only a root directory is provided on the
           command line.

       passwd
           Allows changing the password of the encrypted filesystem.  The user will be prompted
           for the existing password and the new password.

       showcruft
           Recursively search through the entire volume and display all files which are not
           decodable (only checks filename encoding, not block MAC headers).  This might be
           useful for cleanup in case you've made use of features which create files which are
           not decodable under the primary key.

       decode
           Allows you to specify an encoded name on the command line, and displays decoded
           version.  This is mostly useful for debugging, as debug messages always display
           encrypted filenames (to avoid leaking sensitive data through the debug channels).  So
           this command provides a way to decode the filenames.

           The --extpass option can be used to specify the program which returns the password -
           just like with encfs.

           If no names are specified on the command line, then a list of filenames will be read
           from stdin and decoded.

       encode
           Allows you to specify a filename on the command line, and displays its encoded
           version. This is useful if e.g. you are taking a backup of an encrypted directory and
           would like to exclude some files.

           The --extpass option can be used to specify the program which returns the password -
           just like with encfs.

           If no names are specified on the command line, then a list of filenames will be read
           from stdin and encoded.

EXAMPLES

       Show information about an encrypted filesystem:

        % encfsctl info ~/.crypt

        Version 5 configuration; created by EncFS 1.1 (revision 20040504)
        Filesystem cipher: "ssl/aes" , version 2:1:1
        Filename encoding: "nameio/block" , version 3:0:1
        Key Size: 192 bits
        Block Size: 512 bytes
        Each file contains 8 byte header with unique IV data.
        Filesname encoded using IV chaining mode.

DISCLAIMER

       This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       Please refer to the "COPYING" file distributed with encfs for complete details.

AUTHORS

       EncFS was written by Valient Gough <vgough@pobox.com>.

SEE ALSO

       encfs(1)