unwrap a wrapped passphrase from file and insert into the kernel keyring.


ecryptfs-insert-wrapped-passphrase-into-keyring [file]

printf "%s" "wrapping passphrase" | ecryptfs-insert-wrapped-passphrase-into-keyring [file] -


ecryptfs-insert-wrapped-passphrase-into-keyring is a utility to manually unwrap a passphrase from a file, and insert the unwrapped passphrase into the kernel keyring.

See Also

ecryptfs(7), keyctl(1)



This manpage was written by Dustin Kirkland <> for Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others).  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

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2008-07-21 ecryptfs-utils