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Is there a tool to encrypt a file or directory?


Are there any alternatives to TrueCrypt that work out of the box and don't require any installation? I am looking for something built right into Linux that I use to protect my data. Encrypting the partition is also a good idea.

What should I be looking at?

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marked as duplicate by Lekensteyn, Rinzwind, hhlp, Takkat, karthick87 May 27 '11 at 15:12

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And for encrypting partitions: How to make a partition truly secure? –  Lekensteyn May 27 '11 at 11:26

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I don't know of any other encryption programs that will work without a download and installation, you could try LUKS,, it is an alternative to Trucrypt that is made to work well with Linux operating systems, but it needs to downloaded and installed, however, you most likely could install it to a small USB flashdrive and always run it from that......

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