Encrypted Directory

Michael D. Berger m_d_berger_1900 at yahoo.com
Thu May 27 00:08:41 CEST 2010

On Wed, 26 May 2010 12:42:00 -0400, Grant Olson wrote:

> On 5/26/10 10:14 AM, Michael D. Berger wrote:
>> I would like to use gpg to create encrypted directories on an external
>> hard drive.  I would like to do this for both WinXP and for Linux. 
>> Could someone direct me to appropriate documentation?
>> Thanks,
>> Mike.
> If you're talking about a 'live' directory, one that you're editing,
> you're probably better off using something like truecrypt or luks (with
> FreeOTFE on windows) to create an encrypted partition.
> If you're talking about a static directory, just zip it up and encrypt
> normally.

Actually I have both situations and also something in between --
a directory I want to store on the external drive is too large
to allow its zip file to coexist on the main disk.  To zip and
encrypt it I would have to first have unencrypted data on the
external drive -- clearly a bad idea.

Also, AFAICT, truecrypt, luks, FreeOTFE do not have public key
encryption, which I would prefer.


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