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


       ecryptfs-recover-private [--rw] [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 mounts.

       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-private(1).

       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 directory.

       The  destination  mount  of  the  decrypted  data is a temporary directory, in the form of

       By default, the mount will be read-only.  To mount with read and write permission, add the
       --rw parameter.


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


       This  manpage was written by Dustin Kirkland <> for Ubuntu systems (but
       may be used by others).  Permission is granted to  copy,  distribute  and/or  modify  this
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