On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 7:10 AM, Clemens Zeidler <clemens.zeidler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > hey thats brilliant! I was going to reply the same then I saw your email! > By the way I wrecked my ubuntu user account when I tried to remove the > encryption from my home directory. I think the best way to do it is to login, tar.gz the whole home dir, delete the user from root, ricreate it and restore homedir from the archive. > There are likely files in you home dir > which does not need to be encrypted, e.g. the haiku source tree. So I think > its not the best idea to encrypt the whole home directory. Also its not very > flexible or intuitive when playing around with encrypted data. I remember that it was the default behaviour on Ubuntu, to get (if needed) just a /home/user/Private encrypted directory. I'd prefer to encrypt the whole home directory though, because usually contains a lot of precious information (.bash_history for example).