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3.8.3. Step-by-Step Usage Instructions

By following these instructions you are going to compress and encrypt your "Documents" directory. Your original "Documents" directory will remain unaltered. This technique can be applied to any directory or file you have access to on the filesystem.
  • Open a Terminal:Click ''Applications'' -> ''System Tools'' -> ''Terminal''
  • Compress and Encrypt: (enter a password when prompted) 7za a -mhe=on -ms=on -p Documents.7z Documents/
The "Documents" directory is now compressed and encrypted. The following instructions will move the encrypted archive somewhere new and then extract it.
  • Create a new directory: mkdir newplace
  • Move the encrypted file: mv Documents.7z newplace
  • Go to the new directory: cd newplace
  • Extract the file: (enter the password when prompted) 7za x Documents.7z
The archive is now extracted into the new location. The following instructions will clean up all the prior steps and restore your computer to its previous state.
  • Go up a directory: cd ..
  • Delete the test archive and test extraction: rm -r newplace
  • Close the Terminal: exit

 
 
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