According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, duplicity is defined as "contradictory doubleness of thought, speech, or action." To the more Linux-initiated, however, it is an exceedingly useful tool. Make no mistakes about it, Duplicity is a very capable way of encrypting data and throwing its weight around against the standard Rsync. Read here to learn more about why duplicity is an alternative worth looking into. A bit from the article:

"So I went looking for something else, and I found that duplicity shows somehow the same syntax and ease of use as rsync: there is no need to write a configuration file, and it uses a very similar way to specify sources and targets..."

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