Sunday, December 7, 2014
On organizing todo lists, see the p1k3 entry from August of 2014.
For years now, I’ve kept that sort of thing in a
notes.txt. At some point
notes.txt got its own directory with a haphazard jumble of auxiliary files. It
looks like I turned that directory into a git repository a couple of years ago.
Unlike a lot of what I keep in git,
~/notes/ isn’t meant for any kind of
publication. In fact, it’d be pretty dumb to let it out in the world. So I got
to thinking: I should really encrypt this.
So what’s the best way to encrypt a single directory on Linux?
Two search strings:
- linux encrypted directory
- encrypted git repo
It looks like maybe eCryptFS is the thing? This machine’s an Ubuntu, so let’s see what we can find:
$ apt-cache search ecryptfs ecryptfs-utils - ecryptfs cryptographic filesystem (utilities) ecryptfs-utils-dbg - ecryptfs cryptographic filesystem (utilities; debug) libecryptfs-dev - ecryptfs cryptographic filesystem (development) libecryptfs0 - ecryptfs cryptographic filesystem (library) python-ecryptfs - ecryptfs cryptographic filesystem (python) zescrow-client - back up eCryptfs Encrypted Home or Encrypted Private Configuration
Google suggests that ecryptfs-utils might be what I’m looking for.
I become distracted reading about protests and leave this idea for another day.