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I have a encrypted home directory, and I have some large files (VMs) that I store outside of my home directory in /opt/jrg-stuff/VMs.

How would ecryptfs handle a symlink to those files? Will it 'freak out' and try and encrypt them? Will it create multiple copies?

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It won't try to encrypt them or anything.

Just do a normal symlink (like ln -s /opt/jrg-stuff/ ~/MyVMs) and it will be fine. It won't try and encrypt them (from what I see), it will just link them.

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