eCryptfs private unmount helper.


umount.ecryptfs_private [ -f]
NOTE: This program will not clear the relevant keys from the user's keyring. For this reason, it is recommended that users use ecryptfs-umount-private (1)instead!


Options available for the umount.ecryptfs_private command:

-f Force the unmount, ignoring the value of the mount counter in /tmp/ecryptfs-USERNAME-Private


umount.ecryptfs_private is a mount helper utility for non-root users to unmount a cryptographically mounted private directory, ~/Private.
If, and only if: - the private mount passphrase is in their kernel keyring, and - the current user owns both ~/.Private and ~/Private, and - ~/.Private is currently mounted on ~/Private - the mount counter is 0 (counter is ignored if -f option is used)
This program will: - unmount ~/Private
The only setuid operationis in this program are the call to umount and updating /etc/mtab .
The system administrator can add the module to the PAM stack and automatically perform the unmount on logout. See pam_ecryptfs (8).


~/.Private - underlying directory containing encrypted data
~/Private - mountpoint containing decrypted data (when mounted)
~/.ecryptfs/Private.sig - file containing signature of mountpoint passphrase
/tmp/ecryptfs-USERNAME-Private - file containing the mount counter, incremented on each mount, decremented on each unmount


0 ecryptfs (7), ecryptfs-setup-private (1), keyctl (1), mount (8), mount.ecryptfs_private (1), pam_ecryptfs (8) /usr/share/doc/ecryptfs-utils/ecryptfs-faq.html


This manpage and the umount.ecryptfs_private utility 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.
On Debian and Ubuntu systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

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