ecryptfs-rewrite-file - force a file to be rewritten (reencrypted) in
the lower filesystem
ecryptfs-rewrite-file [file1] [file2] [file3] ...
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
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.
find(1), xargs(1), ecryptfs-umount-private(1), sync(1)
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