FooCrypt, A Tale Of Cynical Cyclical Encryption


Requirements :

Install the Ubuntu packages required by FooCrypt

sudo apt install ksh expect tcl tk binutils gzip unzip { enter your password when prompted }

sudo apt install firefox evince { enter your password when prompted }

*firefox is required for viewing HTML [ Online ] & PDF Documentation From The FooCrypt Help Menu
*evince is the standard Ubuntu PDF viewer for viewing the PDF Documentation From The Filesystem

Update your .profile

echo export DISPLAY=:0.0 >> ${HOME}/.profile
echo export PATH=\${PATH}:/opt/FooCrypt >> ${HOME}/.profile

To Install :

FooCrypt, A Tale Of Cynical Cyclical Encryption

Version : FooCrypt.X.Y.Z.Core.Linux

1. To check that FooCrypt is Not already installed :

dpkg -l | egrep -i foocrypt

2. To Remove FooCrypt.X.Y.Z.Core.Linux

sudo dpkg -r foocrypt

sudo dpkg –purge foocrypt

*You will need to manually remove any local customisations including the Desktop items created by

3. To Install FooCrypt.X.Y.Z.Core.Linux

sudo dpkg -i foocrypt-X.Y.Z-core-linux_x86_64.deb

4. Accept The License Agreement During The Installation Process

5. To add the desktop shortcuts to your’s or anyone else’s Desktop by creating a symbolic link to the .desktop items contained in the ROOT of the FooCrypt package.

cd /opt/FooCrypt
ksh -o vi
ls *desktop | while read A

ln -s $PWD/$A $HOME/Desktop/$A


The pre configured .desktop items provide you with an icon, and an example of providing a desktop / dash link with the various options to running FooCrypt.


As any user :

cd /opt/FooCrypt/etc/init.d
./FooCrypt-Desktop start


Add the script into the profiles.d etc directory.

See : /opt/FooCrypt/etc/profile.d/ for further details.

6. Lots of images located in /opt/FooCrypt/Scripts/Data/Images which you can utilise as desktop wallpapers.