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How to Password-Protect Files and Folders on Linux
Securing your files and directories with a strong password is a sure-fire way to prevent unauthorized access and snooping on Linux.
Whether you want to share a file online, store it in the cloud, carry it on a thumb drive, or add it to your archive, password-protecting it is the best approach to secure its content and prevent unauthorized access.
The same holds true for folders too. Therefore, it's crucial to encrypt them as well. On Linux, you have several ways to password-protect files and folders. Most of these methods use encryption, which offers additional protection than others.