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I'm using a crypt solution called DriveCrypt(for windows). But now I need a solution that does the same that DriveCrypt does but must to work in both Windows and Linux.

Somebody know some software that works in Linux and Windows to encrypt folders?

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TrueCrypt claims to be open-source and work on Windows, Linux, and OS X.

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In order to archive a directory into an encrypted package.

Combine tar, gzip and gpg. You will need the GnuWin32 utils installed, as well as GnuPG.

tar czf archive.tar.gz mydirectory/  # => archive.tar.gz 
gpg -c archive.tar.gz                # Input password. => archive.tar.gz.gpg
rm -rf mydirectory archive.tar.gz    # remove the plaintext residue.

gpg -c is symmetric encryption.

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