bcrypt - File encryption utility

  • Distribution: CentOS 5
  • Repository: EPEL i386
  • Package name: bcrypt
  • Package version: 1.1
  • Package architecture: i386
  • Package type: rpm
  • Installed size: 24,60 KB
  • Download size: 19,44 KB
  • Binary package: bcrypt-1.1-2.el5.i386.rpm
  • Source package: bcrypt-1.1-2.el5.src.rpm

Bcrypt is a cross platform file encryption utility. Encrypted files are portable across all supported operating systems and processors. Passphrases must be between 8 and 56 characters and are hashed internally to a 448 bit key. However, all characters supplied are significant. The stronger your passphrase, the more secure your data.

In addition to encrypting your data, bcrypt will by default overwrite the

original input file with random garbage three times before deleting it in order to thwart data recovery attempts by persons who may gain access to your computer. Bcrypt uses the blowfish encryption algorithm published by Bruce Schneier in 1993.

See Also



  • bcrypt = 1.1-2.el5


Download bcrypt-1.1-2.el5.i386.rpm

Download bcrypt-1.1-2.el5.i386.rpm for CentOS 5
from the EPEL repository.



Install Howto

  1. Download the latest epel-release rpm from
  2. Install epel-release rpm:
    # rpm -Uvh epel-release*rpm
  3. Install bcrypt rpm package:
    # yum install bcrypt


  • /usr/bin/bcrypt
  • /usr/share/doc/bcrypt-1.1/
  • /usr/share/doc/bcrypt-1.1/LICENSE
  • /usr/share/doc/bcrypt-1.1/README
  • /usr/share/man/man1/bcrypt.1.gz


2008-07-31 - Rahul Sundaram <sundaram@fedoraproject.org> - 1.1-2 Fix BR and clean up spec

2008-07-23 - Rahul Sundaram <sundaram@fedoraproject.org> - 1.1-1 - Initial package.

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